Wednesday 24 April 2019 / 8:34 AM Digital

Our digital networks already lag well behind the world’s best yet the Government continues to dither over Huawei – Byrne

Liam Byrne MP, Labour’s Shadow Digital Minister, commenting on conflicting reports on the Government’s decision on Huawei, said:

“Our digital networks already lag well behind the world’s best, yet the Government continues to dither over Huawei. We need clarity on the risks and costs of a decision either way and we need it now.

“We’re at a fork in the road. If the Government thinks Huawei threatens our security, it needs to explain why and what it plans to do about it.

“If it bans Huawei, telecoms companies are clear that 5G will be delayed for years and cost billions of pounds more. If that’s the Government’s choice then we need immediate clarity on what their Plan B is to give us the 5G network our future prosperity demands.”