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By PaulB
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If we don't use the Chinese firm's technology, what are the alternatives and are they any more trustworthy?
By PaulB
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That particular one is largely a tweet...
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Shouldn't HM Government be aiming to promote the development of, then buy and use, British technology ahead of what China is selling, thus creating the ability to export these technologies in competition against China.

Virtually exactly what China is presently doing with commercial aircraft design and manufacture, in other words.

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Boxkite wrote:Why can I never see Paul's posts?


Because in a moment of sense some time ago you blocked him and have saved 23 trillion electrons passing through your computer every day ever since. :D
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By Boxkite
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TheFarmer wrote:
Boxkite wrote:Why can I never see Paul's posts?


Because in a moment of sense some time ago you blocked him and have saved 23 trillion electrons passing through your computer every day ever since. :D

Nah, I have only blocked two, and neither one is Paul.
It must be a filter at work (thankfully then), as he so often links to twitter. I see a bit of his own text but the blank space above his text didn't make sense.
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By akg1486
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PaulB wrote:If we don't use the Chinese firm's technology, what are the alternatives and are they any more trustworthy?

My former colleague Paul Sengupta, whom I have yet to actually meet, should be able to answer that.
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We evaluated Huawei networking kit for our university network when we moved it up to 100Gbps a few years ago. It was cheap but nasty. Whilst it would theoretically do everything it said on the tin, it wouldn't do it all at the same time - if you used one feature it would block another. And every time we reported a problem they sent us a new customised version of the operating system the next day. Which made us think their quality control and engineering processes were top-notch - not! Also, in retrospect, the products we evaluated are not available now.

So I'd be rejecting Huawei on quality grounds long before I even got to considering national security. I'd expect to need to be ripping it all out in a couple of years if we bought it. Anyway is being in hock to the Chinese any worse than using American kit?
By PaulB
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matthew_w100 wrote:Anyway is being in hock to the Chinese any worse than using American kit?


That was the un asked question.....
By PaulB
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Not unexpected UK response. Let's compromise!

The UK government has decided to allow Huawei to continue to in its 5G networks but with restrictions.

The Chinese company will be banned from supplying equipment to "sensitive parts" of the network, known as the core.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51283059

Here's a paper from the National Cyber-Security Centre published today. Not aimed at techies, particularly..

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/blog-post/the-f ... -in-the-uk