Following the continued concern and coverage of the Huawei/5G issue, please find below a comment from Leigh Moody, UK Managing Director at SOTI.
In this comment, Leigh warns that the data of UK businesses is at risk if Huawei is allowed to contribute to any part to the 5G infrastructure.
Leigh Moody, UK Managing Director at SOTI:
“The UK Government’s decision to allow Huawei equipment to be used in the country’s 5G infrastructure, even if only the ‘non-core’ parts, is concerning. Workforces are becoming increasingly mobile, using connected devices that require network access to stay connected and share information within the business. With the proliferation of industry 4.0, the 5G network will permeate into almost every area of most businesses within the next five to 10 years. The immensely valuable data within the mobile network must be closely protected and we simply cannot ignore the serious warnings from our closest allies of the immediate danger that this deal poses to the security of millions of UK-based mobile workers and their employers.”
Social Media Reaction:
I rather suspect Gavin Williamson was sacked from his job as Defence Secretary for actually doing his job. The Huawei 5G thing is dodgy as… and presents a very real threat to UK security. It's the Tories selling us out AGAIN! pic.twitter.com/rUPMgsRuG7
— Dave Mclean 🏴🇪🇺 (@DaveMcleanComms) May 1, 2019