UK will allow Huawei to help build its 5G network despite US pressure
- London (CNN Business) - The British government said Tuesday that it will allow China's Huawei to help build the country's next generation of super-fast wireless networks, a decision that could undermine trade and intelligence ties with the United States.
- UK mobile operators will be able to use Huawei equipment in their 5G networks but the company will be excluded from "security critical" core areas, according to a statement from the government.
- The announcement follows months of public debate in the United Kingdom over how to respond to concerns raised by the US government about potential national security risks posed by Huawei components.
- The Trump administration had been asking for a total ban on Huawei products, alleging that Beijing could use the equipment for snooping.
- Huawei has consistently denied that it would help the Chinese government to spy.
5G Snapshot: China
- Telecoms in 18 countries will roll out 5G networks by the end of 2019, which means the race to secure global 5G leadership is officially underway.
- Winning would allow the opportunity to shape the future of the telecommunications industry, and could come with more than a decade of competitive advantages.
- As the biggest mobile market in the world, China is at the front of the pack of global 5G development.
- China is projected to have 460 million 5G connections by 2025, which would make it the largest 5G market worldwide.
- After largely missing the opportunity of the 3G and 4G eras, 5G leadership is a top priority for China.
- In the 5G Snapshot: China report, Business Insider Intelligence breaks down the key components and advantages of China’s 5G mission, and provides summaries of the country’s 3 largest wireless operators.
Today’s best discounts are on Amazon’s Echo Buds, the latest iPad, and more
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Save on Eero’s mesh Wi-Fi kit, the Google Pixel 4, Beats Solo Pro, and more
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Here’s your chance to score a brand-new Apple iPad for under $240
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16 Best Weekend Deals: Samsung QLEDs, Apple AirPods Pro, and More
- If you're in the market for the Gadget Lab's favorite headphones, a smart display, or a new robot vacuum, you're in luck.
- Maybe.) At the end of the month, outdoor gear manufacturers will be showing their wares at Outdoor Retailer, which means you'll soon be able to pick up bargains on snow gear at some of our favorite retailers—for example, this week is Backcountry's winter sale.
- Samsung Galaxy Buds True Wireless Earbuds + Galaxy Fit for $150 ($70 off): To get the discount, add both to your cart.
- Westone W40 Gen 2 Four-Drive True-Fit Earphones with MMCX Audio and Bluetooth Cables for $219 ($281 off): Westone makes high-end headphones that audiophiles love.
- Google Home Hub for $54 ($54 off): If you're looking for a small smart display that doesn't have a camera, this is an inexpensive pick.