The US, fearing Huawei equipment could be used to spy on customers, has led a campaign to convince allies to bar it from their 5G networks. Huawei has repeatedly denied the claim.
5G networks are at the centre of a brewing technology war between United States and China, as they are expected to host critical functions from autonomous vehicles to smart electric grids.
Huawei Technologies’ founder told Bloomberg that retaliation by Beijing against Apple Inc was unlikely.
The top-secret leak that Britain had conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to develop its 5G network, which brought down the defence minister, does not amount to a criminal offence, police concluded Saturday.
Britain must get to the bottom of the leak of confidential discussions during a top-level security meeting about the role of China’s Huawei Technologies in 5G network supply chains, British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday.