A British parliamentary committee has found that the process of selecting vendors to supply 5G gear for the country's networks has delayed the rollout and made it more expensive due to the ban on equipment from Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies.
The chief executive of BT has told the BBC Radio 4's Today program that it would be impossible to remove equipment made by Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from UK networks for at least seven years.
The British Government will reportedly set a deadline of 2025 for the removal of gear made by Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from its 5G networks, a newspaper claims as reported by Reuters.
China's ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, has indicated that any change in the existing UK stance on telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies would send a bad message to the Chinese business community.
The use of equipment from Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies in British 5G networks will be phased out from this year onwards, a report claims.
A plan by Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies to build a £400 million (A$722 million) research and development centre close to Cambridge in the UK is causing some disquiet, The Times claims.
British telco O2 has decided to expand its use of equipment from Swedish firm Ericsson to upgrade its 5G network.
Telecommunications companies in the UK that have already rolled out 5G networks appear to be unwilling to comment on the UK Government's reported changes of policy on the the use of equipment from Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies.
The UK has left the door open for a backflip on its reported decision to give Chinese telecommunications vendor Huawei technologies a limited role in the rollout of 5G networks, with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt saying that London would never take a decision that would compromise its ability to share intelligence with its Five Eyes colleagues.
The United States says it sees no distinction between the core of a 5G network and its radio access network, and will reconsider sharing information with any ally that uses equipment made by Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies in its next-generation telecommunications network.
China's ambassador to the UK has called on the British Government to make "the right decision independently" while choosing equipment suppliers for 5G networks and ignore any external pressure to ban Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has reportedly agreed to let Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies play a role in the rollout of 5G networks in the UK.
A survey of technology companies in the UK has found that 70% believe that a no-deal Brexit would have either a very or fairly negative effect on their businesses, while 84% are of the opinion that the UK is, overall, unprepared to deal with no deal.
The Coalition Government has indicated that it will force companies that provide encryption for communications to devise a means of giving government agencies access to encrypted messages.
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has announced a new promise of procurement with the UK worth £3 billion.
The Court of Appeal in London has ruled that an overarching data retention law put in place by the UK Government, allowing access to phone and email records, lacks adequate safeguards.
Australia will use a meeting this week to try and get the co-operation of its partners in the Five Eyes alliance to "thwart" the use of encryption by terrorists.
A four-point French-British "action plan" to improve Internet security contains little of note and serves only to illustrate how sharply out-of-touch the leaders of the two countries are when it comes to technology.
In March, following a terror attack in London, The Age came out with the incredible claim that WhatsApp had something to do with it. This time, The Age, whose parent company Fairfax Media boasts that it practises quality journalism, has got a new theory: the instant messaging app Telegram had something to with it.
The Australian Greens have slammed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's "knee-jerk reaction" of lending support to a push by his British counterpart, Theresa May, for a limit on access to encrypted communication services, in the wake of the terrorist attack in London on Saturday.
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