If British Telecom operators violate the rules and use Huawei's network equipment, they may be fined up to 10% of their turnover or 100000 pounds (878000 yuan) per day.According to a new draft law proposed by the British Parliament on Tuesday local time, the British Telecom network will ban the use of Huawei's equipment.
The UK government said the Telecommunications (Security) act would raise the security standards of BT networks and eliminate threats from high-risk suppliers.
In July, the British government decided to ban the use of Huawei equipment in the country's 5g networks from the end of 2027.
The telecommunication (Security) act aims to elevate the UK government's decision in July to the law, so as to provide a law enforcement basis for the management of any risks from so-called high-risk suppliers in the future, and to impose severe penalties on telecom operators who violate the rules.
Oliver Dowden (Oliver Dowden), British Minister of Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, said the benefits of the 5 G and fiber optic networks can only be realized if they are safe and resilient.
"This groundbreaking bill will make the UK one of the most stringent telecommunications security systems in the world and will allow us to take the necessary actions to protect our networks," he said of the Telecommunications (Security) act
Huawei said it was disappointed by the UK government's attempt to exclude it from 5g network equipment suppliers.
"The decision was politically motivated, not based on a fair assessment of risk." Zhang Guowei, vice president of Huawei, said of Britain's practice that "this is not in the best interests of anyone, because it will put the UK into the slow lane of digital development and endanger the development agenda set by the British government."
Under the Telecommunications (Security) act, the UK Telecom regulator will be given the responsibility to monitor and assess the security of telecommunications providers.
Next week, members of Parliament will debate the content and legislation of the telecommunication (Security) Bill. Some members want to remove Huawei's equipment more quickly. But without Huawei, UK mobile networks will rely heavily on Nokia and Ericsson.