According to the BBC, members of the British Parliament have previously proposed to cancel Huawei’s participation in the country’s 5G network by early 2023. On March 10, local time, the British House of Commons voted by a margin of 306 to 282, maintaining Huawei’s plan to participate in 5G construction in the UK.
Previously, several senior MPs in the ruling Conservative Party supported former leader Iain Duncan Smith’s proposal to include Huawei equipment in an amendment to the Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill Removed from UK carrier network.
The amendment proposes that by December 31, 2022, any company listed as a “high-risk supplier” by the National Cyber Security Center is prohibited from using the 5G network completely. In the end, the British government rejected the proposal by 24 votes. A total of 282 members voted in favour of the amendment and 306 members voted against it.
The British government ruled in January this year that Huawei could continue to supply equipment for the non-sensitive parts of the mobile network, but its proportion at the access end would be limited to 35%, and services outside its core business would be excluded.
However, a large number of members of Congress opposed the approval. Duncan Smith said the UK was “too dependent on untrusted suppliers”.
To address these concerns, the government has promised to debate these issues later this year, adding that it will work with Five Eyes security partners, including the United States, to find alternatives for Huawei solution.
In the end, the British government successfully rejected the opposition proposal by voting.