U.S. Senator Tom Cotton has introduced a bill that would ban the US from sharing intelligence with countries that use Huawei equipment for their 5G networks, reports Reuters. If the bill becomes law, it could have significant implications for the intelligence-sharing relationship between the US and Europe as well as other countries. Huawei has repeatedly denied the accusation.
The bill’s unveiling comes only days before the UK is expected to decide whether to upgrade its telecoms network with Huawei equipment. In 2019, the US placed Huawei on a trade blacklist citing national security concerns. The UK is expected to decide on the future role of Huawei by the end of this month.