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UK rules Huawei out of defence communications equation

1st July 2020 - 15:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The UK MoD has made clear that Chinese telecommunications provider Huawei will have no future role to play in domestic defence communications and cyber networks. 

Military bases and high security locations under the MoD’s remit do not currently use Huawei, Ben Wallace, Secretary of State for Defence, revealed during a 30 June parliamentary hearing.

He suggested new measures to safeguard communications networks from the influence of Huawei are being taken accordingly, saying: 'As we renew contracts with vendors, I’ve asked…. have we got everything to make sure we don’t get exposed [to Huawei]?’

Wallace added: 'There is no Huawei in

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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