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US Department of State, Jul 14 (Canadian-Media): The news of United Kingdom's (UK)'s plans to ban Huawei from future 5G networks as well as to phase out untrusted Huawei equipment from existing networks was welcomed by the the United States (US) Department of State, said US Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo in a press statement.
Huawei. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons
With a decision to prohibiting the use of untrusted, high-risk vendors like Huawei for its national security, the UK has joined a growing list of countries from around the world that are standing up for their national security, said Pompeo.
Pompeo said that the US Department of State will continue to work with its British friends to foster a secure and vibrant 5G ecosystem, which is critical to Transatlantic security and prosperity and added there is a building momentum in favor of secure 5G.
Pompeo said that democracies such as the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Romania, and Sweden are joined by the UK in banning Huawei from future 5G networks.
Other organizations, said Pompeo, which have prohibited the use of Huawei equipment in their networks include Clean carriers like Jio in India, Telstra in Australia, SK and KT in South Korea, NTT in Japan, and others.
Jio Infocomm Limited, is an Indian telecommunications company and subsidiary of Jio Platforms, headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Telstra Corporation Limited is an Australian telecommunications company which builds and operates telecommunications networks.
Composed of 95 subsidiary companies, SK Group is the third largest conglomerate (chaebol) in South Korea. It changed its name from Sunkyong Group to SK Group in 1997. The cornerstone of SK Group is its energy & chemicals division.
KT Corporation, formerly Korea Telecom, is South Korea's largest telecommunications company.
Ranked 55th in Fortune Global 500 companies, NTT is a Japanese telecommunications company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Countries need to be able to trust that 5G equipment and software will not threaten national security, economic security, privacy, intellectual property, or human rights, said Pompeo.