We may be heading toward a ‘splinternet,’ but not around 5G: IDC

We may be heading toward a ‘splinternet,’ but not around 5G: IDC4:16 AM ET Mon, 19 Aug 2019Crawford Del Prete of IDC says it’s very difficult to conceive that Huawei’s edge devices could pose a national security concern. However, the company needs to prove it isn’t a threat when it comes to the network infrastrucure, he says.


We may be heading toward a ‘splinternet,’ but not around 5G: IDC4:16 AM ET Mon, 19 Aug 2019Crawford Del Prete of IDC says it’s very difficult to conceive that Huawei’s edge devices could pose a national security concern. However, the company needs to prove it isn’t a threat when it comes to the network infrastrucure, he says.
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We may be heading toward a 'splinternet,' but not around 5G: IDC

We may be heading toward a ‘splinternet,’ but not around 5G: IDC

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Crawford Del Prete of IDC says it’s very difficult to conceive that Huawei’s edge devices could pose a national security concern. However, the company needs to prove it isn’t a threat when it comes to the network infrastrucure, he says.


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Four men sentenced for child pornography, DOJ says they used bitcoin and Tor to cover their tracks

Four men from across the U.S. and Canada were sentenced to decades in prison for running what the Justice Department called a “highly sophisticated” encrypted underground network for trading child pornography. The website was paid for through bitcoin transactions, and the men “used other advanced technological means to thwart law enforcement efforts, including file encryption and cryptography.” Patrick D. Falte, 29, of Franklin, Tennessee, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for engaging in a ch


Four men from across the U.S. and Canada were sentenced to decades in prison for running what the Justice Department called a “highly sophisticated” encrypted underground network for trading child pornography. The website was paid for through bitcoin transactions, and the men “used other advanced technological means to thwart law enforcement efforts, including file encryption and cryptography.” Patrick D. Falte, 29, of Franklin, Tennessee, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for engaging in a ch
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Four men sentenced for child pornography, DOJ says they used bitcoin and Tor to cover their tracks

Four men from across the U.S. and Canada were sentenced to decades in prison for running what the Justice Department called a “highly sophisticated” encrypted underground network for trading child pornography.

The Justice Department said the four convicted men ran a “global child exploitation enterprise” called “The Giftbox Exchange” on the open-source Tor Network, which uses an overlay network for directing internet traffic, obfuscating the details, locations and identities of those using it.

The website was paid for through bitcoin transactions, and the men “used other advanced technological means to thwart law enforcement efforts, including file encryption and cryptography.”

Patrick D. Falte, 29, of Franklin, Tennessee, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, three counts of advertising child pornography, and three counts of distributing child pornography. Benjamin A. Faulkner, 28, of Ontario, Canada, was sentenced to 35 years in prison; Andrew R. Leslie, 24, of Middleburg, Florida, was sentenced to 30 years in prison; and Brett A. Bedusek, 35, of Cudahy, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 20 years in prison, for their roles in the scheme.

Three of the men had already been sentenced for child sex crimes, according to the DOJ.

The case was aided by the Justice Department’s Project Safe Childhood, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Investigation and High Technology Investigative Unit, which have been tasked with investigating crimes against children that involve the use of encrypted communications, anonymizers and other sophisticated technologies.

The FBI has increasingly called on technology companies to help break various encryption methods to help find online criminals, including sex offenders. Christopher Wray highlighted several cases at an FBI cybersecurity conference in July in which he said companies helped the bureau find and rescue abused children through their cooperation.

WATCH: What is the Dark Web?


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How two global organizations are helping to lay the foundations for a renewable energy future

Organizations such as REN21, which describes itself as an “international policy network,” play a significant role in this discussion and debate. It was set up in 2004 following the International Conference on Renewable Energy in Bonn and issues reports “to help drive the global transition to renewable energy.” “So we need to move from an electricity transition to an energy transition.” REN21 is one of several bodies focusing on renewable energy and the environment. Others include Future Earth, w


Organizations such as REN21, which describes itself as an “international policy network,” play a significant role in this discussion and debate. It was set up in 2004 following the International Conference on Renewable Energy in Bonn and issues reports “to help drive the global transition to renewable energy.” “So we need to move from an electricity transition to an energy transition.” REN21 is one of several bodies focusing on renewable energy and the environment. Others include Future Earth, w
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How two global organizations are helping to lay the foundations for a renewable energy future

Around the world, big businesses and governments are searching for ways to increase their use of renewable sources of energy and, at the same time, reduce their impact on the environment.

Organizations such as REN21, which describes itself as an “international policy network,” play a significant role in this discussion and debate.

REN21 members include governments, industry associations, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions.

It was set up in 2004 following the International Conference on Renewable Energy in Bonn and issues reports “to help drive the global transition to renewable energy.”

Rana Adib is REN21’s executive secretary. “Governments and intergovernmental organizations are part of REN21 and the network,” she told CNBC’s Sustainable Energy. “We work with them to generate… knowledge but also to spread the information we are producing and to inform policy making,” she added.

REN21’s reports are available online and are free to view. Looking at the bigger picture, shining light on data in a concise and clear way will be a crucial tool if attitudes are to change and the world is to transition to more renewable sources of energy.

“If we look at the energy that we consume globally we need to keep in mind that most of it, actually more than 80%, is used for heating and cooling as well as for transport,” Thomas Andre, a project manager and analyst at REN21, told CNBC, adding that renewables were “barely increasing” in those two sectors.

“This imbalance is directly linked to another one, which is the lack of political attention in those two sectors as opposed to the electricity one,” Andre said. “So we need to move from an electricity transition to an energy transition.”

REN21 is one of several bodies focusing on renewable energy and the environment. Others include Future Earth, which in the words of its executive director, Amy Luers, is “an international network of researchers and innovators working together to advance the global sustainability agenda.”

Luers told CNBC that as well as responding to requests from the United Nations for policy briefs, Future Earth also worked with cities, local governments, the private sector and civil society.

“What our community does is help to understand complex issues and… look at trade-offs and synergies and find solutions,” she added.


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Disney and Charter blow through deadline but keep talking about a new carriage agreement

(Disney and Charter are still discussing a new multiyear carriage agreement, blowing past Friday’s 12:01 a.m. deadline, as the two sides try to reach a deal, according to people familiar with the matter. Discussions between pay-TV providers and content providers have become more complicated this year as large programmers, including Disney, AT&T’s WarnerMedia and CBS, look to divvy up their content between their linear networks and bespoke streaming services. Earlier this month, AT&T and CBS fail


(Disney and Charter are still discussing a new multiyear carriage agreement, blowing past Friday’s 12:01 a.m. deadline, as the two sides try to reach a deal, according to people familiar with the matter. Discussions between pay-TV providers and content providers have become more complicated this year as large programmers, including Disney, AT&T’s WarnerMedia and CBS, look to divvy up their content between their linear networks and bespoke streaming services. Earlier this month, AT&T and CBS fail
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Disney and Charter blow through deadline but keep talking about a new carriage agreement

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Disney and Charter are still discussing a new multiyear carriage agreement, blowing past Friday’s 12:01 a.m. deadline, as the two sides try to reach a deal, according to people familiar with the matter.

The sides are making progress on a deal and want to avoid a blackout of popular networks including ESPN, ABC and The Disney Channel, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private.

Discussions between pay-TV providers and content providers have become more complicated this year as large programmers, including Disney, AT&T’s WarnerMedia and CBS, look to divvy up their content between their linear networks and bespoke streaming services.

Earlier this month, AT&T and CBS failed to reach a deal, which has caused millions of DirecTV subscribers to lose access to CBS’ broadcast network. CBS acknowledged it has seen an increase in subscribers for its CBS All Access streaming product, which broadcasts most of CBS’ programming for $5.99 a month, since the blackout.

The main sticking points between Charter and Disney have been issues related to ESPN, the most expensive network in the pay-TV bundle, said the people. One issue has been ESPN’s proposed pricing for the ACC Network, a new cable channel that will broadcast collegiate sports for teams in the conference, including Clemson, Duke and the University of North Carolina. The ACC Network is set to broadcast Clemson’s opening game against the Georgia Tech on Aug. 29. Clemson won last year’s college football national championship. About 40 percent of Charter’s footprint overlaps with ACC schools.


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China’s Didi partners up with BP to build an electric vehicle-charging network

Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hailing giant, has teamed up with BP to build electric vehicle-charging stations in China. The company announced Thursday that it would form a joint venture with the British oil major aimed at providing charging services to both Didi and non-Didi car owners. BP has already linked its first charging site in the Chinese port city of Guangzhou with Didi’s open automobile solutions platform, Didi said in a statement. The Chinese firm pumped $1 billion into its auto ser


Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hailing giant, has teamed up with BP to build electric vehicle-charging stations in China. The company announced Thursday that it would form a joint venture with the British oil major aimed at providing charging services to both Didi and non-Didi car owners. BP has already linked its first charging site in the Chinese port city of Guangzhou with Didi’s open automobile solutions platform, Didi said in a statement. The Chinese firm pumped $1 billion into its auto ser
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China's Didi partners up with BP to build an electric vehicle-charging network

Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hailing giant, has teamed up with BP to build electric vehicle-charging stations in China.

The company announced Thursday that it would form a joint venture with the British oil major aimed at providing charging services to both Didi and non-Didi car owners.

BP has already linked its first charging site in the Chinese port city of Guangzhou with Didi’s open automobile solutions platform, Didi said in a statement. The Chinese firm pumped $1 billion into its auto services business, called XAS, last year.

The aim is to scale up the charging network “significantly” in China after the joint venture with BP is established, Didi said.

“We look forward to combining our strengths to create a robust EV charging network for China, promote the growth of the new energy automotive industry, and provide better experience for car owners across the country” Didi Chairman and CEO Cheng Wei said in a statement.


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DOJ announces agreement on $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint

The Department of Justice announced Friday that it has reached an agreement on the more than $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. Following the announcement, shares of T-Mobile and Sprint hit new all-time highs of $85.22 and $8.06, respectively. Shares of Dish Network climbed as much as 3.5%. However, T-Mobile and Sprint still face an ongoing lawsuit from 13 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia. The trial is set to begin on Oct. 7, but that date could be pushed back un


The Department of Justice announced Friday that it has reached an agreement on the more than $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. Following the announcement, shares of T-Mobile and Sprint hit new all-time highs of $85.22 and $8.06, respectively. Shares of Dish Network climbed as much as 3.5%. However, T-Mobile and Sprint still face an ongoing lawsuit from 13 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia. The trial is set to begin on Oct. 7, but that date could be pushed back un
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DOJ announces agreement on $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint

The Department of Justice announced Friday that it has reached an agreement on the more than $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint.

Following the announcement, shares of T-Mobile and Sprint hit new all-time highs of $85.22 and $8.06, respectively. Shares of Dish Network climbed as much as 3.5%.

As part of the agreement, Dish will pay $5 billion for a combination of divested assets including Sprint’s Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile and other prepaid phone businesses, as well as some of Sprint’s wireless spectrum. T-Mobile will make at least 20,000 cell sites and hundreds of retail stores available to the company. Dish will also be able to access T-Mobile’s network for seven years.

Makan Delrahim, head of the DOJ’s antitrust division, said without these remedies, the merger would “substantially harm competition.”

“Americans’ access to fast, reliable and affordable wireless connectivity is critically important to our economy and to every American consumer and to their way of life,” Delrahim said at a news conference announcing the agreement.

Delrahim added that the agreement establishes Dish as a “disruptive force in wireless.”

T-Mobile and Sprint said they expect regulators will approve the merger in the third quarter and the deal to close in the second half of this year.

Separately, Dish announced it struck an agreement with the Federal Communications Commission to establish a 5G broadband network covering 70% of the U.S. population by June 2023. If it doesn’t meet that deadline, it will pay the U.S. Treasury as much as $2.2 billion.

State attorneys general from Nebraska, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Dakota have signed onto the agreement. However, T-Mobile and Sprint still face an ongoing lawsuit from 13 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia.

Led by New York and California, the case seeks to block the deal on anti-competitive grounds.

The merger cannot be finalized until after that case is resolved. The trial is set to begin on Oct. 7, but that date could be pushed back until Dec. 9, given the structural changes to the merger announced Friday.

On a call with reporters, New York Attorney General Letitia James declined to comment on whether the trial will be postponed as a result of Friday’s announcement.

James added that she’s concerned Dish doesn’t have the experience to serve as a “viable competitor” in the pre-paid wireless industry or to build out a wireless network on its own.

“We have serious concerns that cobbling together this new fourth mobile player, with the government picking winners and losers, will not address the merger’s harm to consumers, workers and innovation,” James said in a statement.

A spokesperson for California’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, said, “We’re reviewing the announced settlement, but our bottom line remains the same: protect consumers and competition.”


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Dish Network and its billionaire co-founder Charlie Ergen finally have a plan

For nearly a decade, Dish Network hasn’t really had a plan. It has bought billions of dollars of wireless spectrum but hasn’t actually put it to use. “We’d like to own a wireless network,” Ergen said in 2013. Ergen has negotiated with the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission to give him two more years to build a 5G network. Then it would move to phase two to meet later deadlines by building a 5G network.


For nearly a decade, Dish Network hasn’t really had a plan. It has bought billions of dollars of wireless spectrum but hasn’t actually put it to use. “We’d like to own a wireless network,” Ergen said in 2013. Ergen has negotiated with the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission to give him two more years to build a 5G network. Then it would move to phase two to meet later deadlines by building a 5G network.
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Dish Network and its billionaire co-founder Charlie Ergen finally have a plan

For nearly a decade, Dish Network hasn’t really had a plan. Today, it has one.

Yes, Dish has had ideas about a plan. It has bought billions of dollars of wireless spectrum but hasn’t actually put it to use. It tried to buy Sprint in 2013. It thought about buying T-Mobile. It considered merging with DirecTV. It looked at buying bankrupt wireless broadband company LightSquared.

But for the most part, Dish co-founder and Chairman Charlie Ergen has talked about the company’s “optionality ” without committing to anything, all the while fighting a 2020 build-out deadline the U.S. government placed on it to actually build a network and put its spectrum to use.

The only thing Ergen has consistently discussed is an overarching goal to transition his aging satellite TV provider into a mobile wireless distributor that doubled as a digital video operator. Dish owns Sling TV, its over-the-top internet video service, and has about 2.5 million subscribers. Dish has just below 10 million satellite TV customers and loses hundreds of thousands of subscribers each quarter as subscribers cancel video service in the face of ballooning costs.

“We’d like to own a wireless network,” Ergen said in 2013. “About five years ago, I realized that the model as we knew it was going to get us to over $100 a month for programming costs, in which case things were going to change. That’s when we decided the wireless side was probably a place we needed to go.”

That’s all changed now. Ergen has negotiated with the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission to give him two more years to build a 5G network. Dish must build a 5G network that covers 20% of the country by June 2022 and 70% of the U.S. population by June 2023. If it doesn’t, Dish will have to pay the U.S. Treasury as much as $2.2 billion.

Dish’s old plan, as CNBC explained here, centered on meeting an FCC 2020 deadline by building a so-called narrowband internet of things (IoT) network that would connect “people and sensors and microprocessors.” Then it would move to phase two to meet later deadlines by building a 5G network. Many analysts speculated Ergen would likely just sell his spectrum or the entire company instead of building out a 5G network, which would cost the company tens of billions of dollars.

That entire proposal is now out the window if the Sprint-T-Mobile merger closes. (The deal is still in question. It’s being challenged by 13 state attorneys general and a trial has been scheduled for October, though it may be delayed). The 2020 deadline will no longer exist, replaced by the new 2022 and 2023 timelines.

And Dish will scrap its IoT plan and focus purely on 5G, which the government has always wanted in the first place, according to a person familiar with the matter. (Dish hasn’t totally abandoned its old plan yet because the deal still hasn’t closed).

That’s why regulators hand picked Dish to be the third party that was most likely to provide real competition to AT&T, Verizon and a merged Sprint-T-Mobile. Dish already has the spectrum, and regulators already had Dish locked up by a deadline he may or may not have met. Ergen has successfully pushed that deadline back two years, giving him more time to find a partner to help fund the cost of building a new competitive network. Dish is paying $5 billion for a combination of divested assets including spectrum Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, all of which will be divested by the new T-Mobile. T-Mobile and Sprint must also provide Dish with 20,000 cell sites and hundreds of retail locations.

Reuters reported this week that cable company Charter submitted a bid to play Dish’s role as the interloper that would buy Boost Mobile and other divested assets, and the DOJ never even responded. Dish’s patience, or possibly intransigence, with the use of its hoards of spectrum helped it become the government’s top choice to be the nation’s new number four carrier.

But just how competitive Dish will actually be remains an open question as the state attorneys general lawsuit moves forward, said MoffettNathason telecommunications analyst Craig Moffett.

“Will this satisfy the State AGs? My guess is that it won’t,” Moffett said. “And unanswered in anything we’ve seen so far is whether the staff at the DOJ supports the current deal, or if the deal was approved by Bureau Chief [Makan] Delrahim without staff-level support. That will be important for understanding the prospects of the lawsuit.”


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Flight delays and railway fires: Scorching heatwave tests Europe’s infrastructure

On Friday, morning train commuters faced disruption after the extreme heat wreaked havoc on the rail network and airports. Widespread delays also continued at Heathrow and Gatwick, the two U.K. biggest airports, leaving passengers stranded. Climate change makes this extreme heat so much more likely. This is something that virtually couldn’t happen if not for climate change,” Karsten Haustein, a climate scientist at the University of Oxford, told CNBC. High temperatures cause steel tracks to expa


On Friday, morning train commuters faced disruption after the extreme heat wreaked havoc on the rail network and airports. Widespread delays also continued at Heathrow and Gatwick, the two U.K. biggest airports, leaving passengers stranded. Climate change makes this extreme heat so much more likely. This is something that virtually couldn’t happen if not for climate change,” Karsten Haustein, a climate scientist at the University of Oxford, told CNBC. High temperatures cause steel tracks to expa
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Flight delays and railway fires: Scorching heatwave tests Europe's infrastructure

People resting in Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport, July 26, 2019, as the UK’s biggest airport has apologized after extreme weather conditions across Europe caused flight cancellations and delays. Steve Parsons | PA Images | Getty Images

As a historic heatwave scorched Western Europe this week, setting record high temperatures at well over 100 degrees in places like France, Belgium and Germany, people and infrastructure alike struggled to keep up. On Friday, morning train commuters faced disruption after the extreme heat wreaked havoc on the rail network and airports. Widespread delays also continued at Heathrow and Gatwick, the two U.K. biggest airports, leaving passengers stranded. “It’s intense. Climate change makes this extreme heat so much more likely. This is something that virtually couldn’t happen if not for climate change,” Karsten Haustein, a climate scientist at the University of Oxford, told CNBC. Engineers this week struggled to repair damaged rail lines as networks slowed down trains. High temperatures cause steel tracks to expand and buckle under stress, according to the U.K.’s Network Rail, leading to widespread delays.

In Austria, the national railway service painted parts of the train tracks white to lower the temperatures and limit structural damages caused from bending, with similar efforts occurring in Switzerland and Germany. Some rail commuters in London became stuck Thursday night when wires on the network were damaged from the heat. High-speed rail services between Paris and London also halted Friday after a power cable failure at the Gare du Nord station in the French capital. Across Europe, sweltering commuters took to Twitter to complain of being stranded on stopped train services with no air conditioning. In one instance, 600 passengers were evacuated off a train line in London after a damaged overhead train line sparked a grass fire on the railway bank, according to local reports. “The traffic for commuters is bad, the railway network infrastructure is bad, they are slowing the trains down, interrupting the entire network and leading to complete failure of certain connections,” Haustein said. Air conditioning in Europe is also scarce, exacerbating the misery among travelers and people at home. Europe accounts for only 6% of the global share of air conditioners, compared with the U.S. at 23%, according to a 2018 report by the International Energy Agency. “The air conditioning on the trains doesn’t work, and you can’t open the windows. Air-conditioning isn’t a thing here in general, which means people are suffering even more,” Haustein said. Climate researchers warn that an extreme heat wave like this one will only become more frequent, and that infrastructure like roads, housing and railroads must change to withstand upcoming challenges posed by extreme weather. Last year, for example, high temperatures in Britain caused disruptions to a network rail that cost £40 million ($50 million) for operators, Alastair Chisholm, director of policy at the Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management, told NBC News.

Climate change is a key driver of extreme heat

The hottest summers in Europe in the past 500 years have all occurred over the last 17 years, scientists say. Climate studies consistently show that heat waves are becoming more common across the world, and hitting new all-time temperature records. The Met Office reports that the U.K. is now experiencing “higher maximum temperatures and longer warm spells” than it ever used to. “The summer of 2018 was the joint warmest on record for the U.K. as a whole and the hottest ever for England. The Met Office have shown that human-induced climate change made the 2018 record-breaking U.K. summer temperatures about 30 times more likely than it would have been naturally,” the Office said.

People on the beach during hot summer weather on Brighton beach in Brighton, Britain, July 25, 2019. Peter Nicholls | Reuters


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Huawei reportedly helped North Korea build its wireless network

Huawei worked with the North Korean government to build and maintain a commercial wireless network, The Washington Post reported based on people familiar with the situation and internal documents. The documents show that Huawei partnered with Chinese state-owned firm Panda International Information Technology on several projects over eight years, according to the Post, though it is unclear what role Huawei played. The Post said it obtained work orders, contracts and spreadsheets from people who


Huawei worked with the North Korean government to build and maintain a commercial wireless network, The Washington Post reported based on people familiar with the situation and internal documents. The documents show that Huawei partnered with Chinese state-owned firm Panda International Information Technology on several projects over eight years, according to the Post, though it is unclear what role Huawei played. The Post said it obtained work orders, contracts and spreadsheets from people who
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Huawei reportedly helped North Korea build its wireless network

Huawei worked with the North Korean government to build and maintain a commercial wireless network, The Washington Post reported based on people familiar with the situation and internal documents.

The documents show that Huawei partnered with Chinese state-owned firm Panda International Information Technology on several projects over eight years, according to the Post, though it is unclear what role Huawei played. The Post said it obtained work orders, contracts and spreadsheets from people who believed they would be of public interest, including a former Huawei employee.

A Huawei spokesperson told CNBC the company “has no business presence in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.”

“Huawei is fully committed to comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries and regions where we operate, including all export control and sanction laws and regulations of the UN, US, and EU,” the spokesperson said in a statement.


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UK’s new leader must urgently decide on including Huawei in 5G network, lawmakers say

The new prime minister must take a decision on whether to include China’s Huawei in Britain’s 5G telecoms network urgently as the ongoing debate is damaging international relations, a powerful committee of U.K. lawmakers said on Friday. However, the United States has told allies not to use Huawei’s technology as it fears the company could be used by Beijing for spying operations. The final decision on Huawei was already supposed to have been taken by the British government but May’s decision to


The new prime minister must take a decision on whether to include China’s Huawei in Britain’s 5G telecoms network urgently as the ongoing debate is damaging international relations, a powerful committee of U.K. lawmakers said on Friday. However, the United States has told allies not to use Huawei’s technology as it fears the company could be used by Beijing for spying operations. The final decision on Huawei was already supposed to have been taken by the British government but May’s decision to
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UK's new leader must urgently decide on including Huawei in 5G network, lawmakers say

The new prime minister must take a decision on whether to include China’s Huawei in Britain’s 5G telecoms network urgently as the ongoing debate is damaging international relations, a powerful committee of U.K. lawmakers said on Friday.

Britain’s National Security Council, chaired by outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May, met to discuss Huawei in April and a decision was made to block the telecoms giant from all critical parts of the 5G network but to give it restricted access to less sensitive parts.

However, the United States has told allies not to use Huawei’s technology as it fears the company could be used by Beijing for spying operations. Conversely, China has warned Britain that excluding the firm could hurt investment and trade.

The final decision on Huawei was already supposed to have been taken by the British government but May’s decision to step down has stalled the process. Her replacement, either foreign minister Jeremy Hunt or former London mayor Boris Johnson who is the front runner, will be installed next week.

“The new prime minister must take a decision as a matter of priority,” said Dominic Grieve, chairman of parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC).

In a statement, the ISC said Britain’s cyber security chiefs had been clear that the issue was not about one country or company, but that the system had to be able to withstand any attack, malicious action or simple human error.

It said this was best achieved by diversifying suppliers and the issue at the moment for 5G was that there were only three firms in the running — Huawei, Nokia and Ericsson.

Over-dependence and less competition resulted in lower security standards, it said.

“Therefore including a third company — even if you may have some security concerns about them and will have to set a higher bar for security measures within the system — will, counter-intuitively, result in higher overall security,” the ISC said.

However, the committee acknowledged that the decision was not just technical and that the government had to take into account political concerns and so should not do anything to jeopardise the “Five Eyes” intelligence alliance of the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

It argued that China would understand if Huawei were excluded as Beijing would not allow a British company to play a role in its critical national infrastructure.

“Such an important decision therefore requires careful consideration,” the ISC statement said. “However, the extent of the delay is now causing damage to our international relationships: a decision must be made as a matter of urgency.”


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