U.S. officials will visit the UK on Monday to try and urge the UK to not use Huawei equipment in the upgrade of its telecoms network, reports Reuters. The UK is expected to decide on how to deploy Huawei Technologies equipment in its future 5G networks later this month. The U.S. officials include deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger, added the report.
A Huawei spokesman had earlier mentioned that UK lawmakers had confirmed Huawei equipment would not be deployed in networks used for intelligence sharing. Last week, a U.S. senator Tom Cotton introduced a bill that would ban the US from sharing intelligence with countries that use Huawei equipment for their 5G networks.