Several governments around the world have blocked telecoms companies from using Huawei gear in next-generation 5G mobile networks, citing security concerns. 5G is the fifth-generation of mobile broadband that is coming over the next year or so, which promises download and browsing speeds 10 to 20 times faster than those today's 4G networks can offer, and if the concerns about Huawei's security were true, it would be very dangerous for us, as they would have access to nearly all of the UK's communications.

One of the most concerning things about allowing Huawei to be a part of the security of the 5G upcoming system is that  China's National Intelligence Law passed in 2017 that says organisations have to support and collaborate with the Chinese government. This means that Huawei is a possible threat to the security of the 5G network, as they are forced by law to give over any intelligence that they have to the Chinese government, destabilizing the Uk’s security.

Huawei has been providing technology to UK firms for more than a decade and Britain is keen to maintain a good relationship with China on trade and investment as it prepares for Brexit, which is another reason why the UK is trying to ensure that a good relationship enures. Most of the country's mobile networks have already been working with Huawei to prepare their 5G offerings and it might not be easy to change that at short notice.

To retain other's confidence in it, Huawei is keen to portray itself as a firm with no ties to the Chinese government to retain the trust of the UK, having lost involvement in three of the ‘Five Eyes’, and the UK being one of those countries still remaining. It says it prioritises safety and security when supplying technology and that at least some of the hostility towards it is because the firm poses a competitive threat, not a security threat, assuring that there are no security issues whatsoever.