US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien has warned Britain about allowing China’s Huawei company into its 5G telecommunications networks, saying such a move would pose a risk to UK’s secret intelligence agencies, according to British media.
Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies plans to equip more of its products with its Harmony operating system (OS) next year, and will promote them at home and abroad, a Huawei spokesman said on Monday.
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. said it has started making 5G base stations without US components and that total production of 5G base stations should more than double next year as more countries introduce the technology.
Huawei launches what could be the world’s smartest 5G phone on Thursday, but its fate in Europe will hang on whether customers will buy a device lacking access to software and apps supported by Google.
China on Friday criticized the United States’ opposition to Chinese-made next-generation telecoms technology after US Vice President Mike Pence called on Iceland and other governments to find alternatives.
Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei accused US authorities on Wednesday of attempting to break into its information systems and of trying to coerce its employees to gather information on the company.
Chinese technology giant Huawei said on Friday the impact of US trade restrictions on its business will be less than what it initially feared, though the curbs could push its smartphone unit's revenue lower by about $10 billion this year.
The US Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from US companies so that it can service existing customers, two sources familiar with the situation said.