By cautiously allowing Huawei into only select parts of its 5G cellular networks, Britain is charting its own course in cybersecurity, while seeking to appease both China and the U.S.
But the unique nature of the British strategy means it is untested and could yet prove impossible to carry out.
And as Canada moves closer to its own decision on whether to allow the Chinese telecom manufacturer into this country’s 5G systems, Britain’s plan will serve as an example to either follow or avoid.
“They are putting together a policy for themselves which, on paper, is logical,” said Catherine Rosenberg, the Canada research chair in future internet at the University of Waterloo. “But is it going to work the way they want? It’s unclear.”
Source: CBC News
Date: January 30th, 2020
- Why is important, or not, for Canada to consider what the UK is doing in relation to using Huawei for 5G technology?
- Does Canada have different security needs than the UK?