Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei Technologies Corporation Ltd, in the United Kingdom (UK) R&D Chip getting approval for plans to build a research and development center.
The research center to be built seven miles from Cambridge will develop and research the chipsets needed for use in broadband Internet technology, according to a Reuters report.
The research center will be built in the Houston area of the UK at a cost of $500 million. The South Cambridgeshire District Council has been advised to fully accept Huawei’s application, the report said.
According to Reuters, United Kingdom security officials have ordered the country’s telecom operators to ensure adequate stocks of Huawei’s equipment. A letter has also been issued to ensure that if the new United States sanctions disrupt the Chinese company’s supply capacity, it will not cause problems for operators.
Earlier this year Britain was talking to Huawei to set up a 5G network. But, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and to some members of his party, Washington has sent a warning message. In the message, Washington claimed that Huawei’s network equipment was at risk. Huawei has repeatedly denied the allegations.
“We are working with our customers to ensure our number one priority and business continuity,” said Victor Zhang, vice president of Huawei.
Mr. Zhang included that “We firmly restrict any politically spurred move in the United States. Those who designed blueprints to damage our business, There is no evidence of their allegation.
Officials at the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) are now studying the impact of the United States move, announced in May. It has become difficult for Huawei to get the advanced microchips needed to make 5G devices and flagship smartphones under US sanctions.