After the Trump administration struggled several times in the United States, HUAWEI now faces another major crisis for the bread and butter telecommunications business in the UK. According to a report by TheGuardian Prime Minister Boris Johnson instructed officials to pursue plans that would effectively end HUAWEI's involvement in the country's 5G infrastructure.
According to reports, the goal is to get all network devices supplied by HUAWEI out of its 5G infrastructure by 2023. Johnson is said to face immense pressure from conservative parliamentarians who oppose any HUAWEI presence on their 5G network while at the same time hoping for less dependence on Chinese goods.
Pressure to do so increased in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic after reports of China surfaced that did not warn the international fraternity in time to prepare for the crisis. The plan is also reportedly supported by British intelligence officials, who argue that "any risks that HUAWEI devices could be exploited for mass surveillance could be mitigated."
Source: The Guardian