UK goes rogue on the EU concerning data deals
Britain said it would reform the data rules it agreed to be a part of when it was still in the European Union. It plans to adopt a 'common sense' approach to facilitate data partnerships with the United States and other countries.
That stance elicited a warning out of Brussels almost immediately... Read more
UK to investigate Arm takeover by Nvidia on security grounds
The British competition authority will start an investigation into the possible takeover of Arm by Nvidia. The investigation will look, among other things, into whether the acquisition might cause problems in the area of national security.
The investigation will be carried out by the Competition... Read more
British telecom providers face fine when using Huawei equipment
Telecommunication companies in Great Britain may face a large fine if they choose to ignore a ban on the usage of equipment made by Huawei. The policy is part of a new law put forward this week.
The fine is 10 percent of turnover or 100,000 pounds (€112.000) for every day the companies ignore ... Read more
‘Pressure from Trump led to British ban of Huawei’
The complete removal of Huawei from the United Kingdom is due to pressure from United States President Donald Trump.
According to The Guardian, the British government privately told Huawei that it was being banned from Britain’s 5G telecoms following pressure from President Donald Trump. Last ... Read more
United Kingdom will completely remove Huawei from 5G networks
The United Kingdom has decided to completely remove Huawei from its 5G networks. According to the Secretary of State for Media and Culture, all Huawei equipment should be gone by the end of 2027.
Earlier this week, Vodafone and BT (two major providers in the United Kingdom) announced that if the... Read more
‘Removing Huawei equipment from British networks will cost billions’
British telecom providers BT and Vodafone warn that removing Huawei equipment from their networks will take at least five years. Besides, the costs to remove all the equipment would take billions of pounds.
Earlier this month, it was reported that the British government is drafting plans to remo... Read more
United Kingdom wants to remove Huawei from its 5G network
Huawei will probably have to settle for an even smaller role when the 5G network is rolled out in the United Kingdom. According to The Telegraph, Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants a smaller part for Huawei in the 5G-network and ultimately no Chinese presence at all.
At the end of January, the B... Read more
Authorities probe Chinese acquisition of Apple chip maker Imagination
British security authorities have been warned about a possible acquisition of Imagination Technologies by China Reform Holding. The British chip manufacturer, which used to provide GPUs for iPhones and iPads, is holding urgent talks on the possible appointment of board members of the Chinese state-... Read more
“British intelligence services find Huawei equipment to manage risk for 5G
The UK intelligence services have concluded that it is possible to reduce the risk of using Huawei equipment in 5G networks. That's what The Financial Times reports. The United States has been warning allies for some time about equipment from the Chinese manufacturer, because it would be misused by ... Read more
The British want to tax the turnover of tech companies
The British Government today announced its intention to levy a tax on digital services. The decision could be good for a tax of hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Tech companies will soon have to pay up to 2% tax on certain income they generate within the United Kingdom.
That is what the BBC is... Read more