British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to grant telecommunications giant Huawei access to the UK’s future 5G telecoms network, a move that is expected to benefit Jamaica.

The UK is moving towards a decision that will see Huawei allowed access to the non-contentious parts of the network, which could open a rift with the United States as that country has banned the company over fears that it is too close to Chinese intelligence agencies. The decision on Huawei is expected before Christmas.

“In Jamaica and certainly across the entire region Huawei has made significant contributions to ICT development whether through our groundbreaking internship experiences or leading the development of new technologies. Huawei 5G is coming and the impending victory is one indication of how truly incredible our technology is. Jamaica and the wider Caribbean are prime for even greater ICT advances,” said Allen Chenyue, country manager, Huawei Jamaica.


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