The UK Has Decided to Side with Huawei and Here’s How it Affects the World
The world has taken a step back when it observes that the UK has decided to support Huawei to continue its ever-growing mobile market for 5G networks. But there are certain restrictions.
The decision has been made by the tech authorities residing in the United Kingdom. The country has heeded no attention to all the pressure statements issued by the US to bar Huawei’s products.
However, the UK industry-watchers have revealed that they believe there’s considerable potential in the Huawei products and can greatly benefit the people with their next-generation mobile data service.
As Stephane Teral from the IHS Markit states,
“I think it’s a pragmatic decision that brings stability and continuity in the 5G ecosystem. Huawei has been investing in the UK and in other countries in Europe including France, Germany, Italy, and Poland since the beginning of this century. A ban would have been disastrous.”
Will We See Tensions Rise Between the US-UK Relationship?
There’s a high chance that we will, specifically in the technology market.
The decision taken by Huawei can have some real detrimental effect on the relationship between both the countries. While Washington and Westminster have been lobbying together against Huawei, but in recent events, the decision taken by Westminster can create disharmony among the closest of allies.
Sadly, Trump’s administration feels that the US “is very disappointed” in the current decision.
And the sentiments are not only hurt among Republicans but they are also pouring in from Democrats.
The Americans are concerned that such a decision made by the Kingdom is a forward step towards appeasing Beijing. Whereas, the UK claims that Huawei’s product endorsement in the United Kingdom is solely based on the forward progression towards making the best use of the latest 5G technology.
Will Other Countries Support the UK’s Decision?
Different sources close to “Huawei” has foretold that the UK’s decision to include Huawei is going to have a great impact on other markets. While countries like the United States, Australia, and Japan decided to ban Huawei kit for using the 5G telecommunication networks, many are still confused whether they should allow Huawei to become a part of their country’s technological advancement.
For now, all that we know is that New Zealand and Canada are planning to follow the UK’s lead.
Currently, the EU is fueled with conversations and debate is going on where the major telecommunication networks in the United Kingdom have stood together against the Huawei ban.
Also, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany stands against the ban and claims that it is the wrong decision for removing Hauwei from the existing German networks. With the current decision made by Great Britain, it can easily bolster her case and can have a significantly positive impact on growth.
She sarcastically commented in one of the debates that removing Huawei from the telecommunication service providers will not going to have any progressive effect on cybersecurity.
It’s not just the EU, but Huawei also has a strong footprint in different African countries for years. In fact, South Africa has commercially gone mainstream with the 5G technology supported service. The company who made it possible, deals with Chinese products. The name of the company is Rain.
India is still following the events unfolding around the new Huawei products. But they still haven’t decided which side they are going to take when it comes to deciding whether Huawei should stay or go. For now, critics are saying that they will look forward to UKs analysis and then make a decision.
As far as South America is concerned, Huawei is getting massive exposure.
It is widely being sold in the Brazilian market.
We can’t say for sure whether the United States will show any inclination towards declining their ban on the Huawei phones. But one thing’s for sure, other countries do not show much of an inclination at following through and through with this obstructive brand ban. Huawei’s personal phones are equipped with the latest 5G technology which makes them one of the fastest Internet mobiles in the market. And here’s definitely something which the world is not looking forward to miss.