In the past two years, Huawei has been in a turbulent period and is the main hostage in the US-China trade war. One of the setbacks suffered by the Chinese company is its ban on the provision of 5G equipment to operators in the UK.
In an interview with The Guardian, Victor Zhang, Huawei’s vice president, said he is hoping the decision could be revisited since Donald Trump was not reelected for US President and “the new US administration would adopt a different approach.”
Initially, the UK allowed operators to cooperate with Huawei after a detailed review without any malicious incidents. However, according to reports, after a fierce “screaming match” between Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the British Finally succumbed and ordered the telecommunications company to withdraw from Huawei’s equipment by 2027.
Victor Zhang obviously came prepared for the interview with the British media, urging “the UK to stay true to its roots as the birthplace of the first Industrial Revolution”, adding “the government could not afford to fall behind in the 5G revolution”.
He added that if the United Kingdom wants to see a balanced country, it should invest in “world-class connectivity” that is a key tool to “close the gap in the economic imbalance in the UK”. During the interview, he also said it will lead to a 5G delay, which would have an £18.2 billion impact on the economy, according to a third-party independent research firm.