UK officials frustrated at US for not coming up with Huawei ‘plan B’

The Guardian | Jan 17, 2020 at 12:30 PM
  • The UK is frustrated that the US has not been able to come up with a “plan B” alternative solution that would allow Britain not to use Huawei technology in future 5G phone networks.
  • Whitehall sources complain that despite intense lobbying by Donald Trump’s administration against the Chinese company, Washington has not been able to propose viable alternative technology at a similar price.
  • Senior US administration officials flew in on Monday to demand that the UK reverse an initial decision to allow Huawei to supply some non-core elements of the future 5G network but frustration appears to have emerged in response to their demands.