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UK Gives Into Pressure & Limits Huawei’s Role In 5G Network

In January, the UK announced that they would allow Huawei to build out parts of their 5G network. Before this announcement was made, the USA had warned that UK adopting Huawei’s technology as part of their roll-out would compromise the US-UK relationship since the US regards Huawei as a security threat. At the time it […]

Huawei Allowed To Build UKs 5G Network Despite American Threats

The UK has finally made its decision regarding whether or not Huawei will be a part of its 5G network and it seems the decision will definitely increase tensions between the US and the UK. Huawei will be allowed to build non-core elements of UK’s 5G network. Whilst high-risk vendors such as Huawei and ZTE […]

UK Changes Stance On Safety Of Huawei’s 5G Equipment

In February Huawei got some good press after the UK announced they wouldn’t be banning use of 5G equipment from the Chinese company as they felt they could limit the risks of using Huawei’s equipment. It seems the UK is now shifting the goal posts slightly as a report by the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation […]

Mthuli Ncube Claims UK Is Following In His Footsteps As They Propose Their Own Version Of 2% Tax

The UK announced their planned budget for 2020 and surprise surprise it seems they are also looking at adding a new 2% tax as well. However, their version is less ruthless than ours. The digital services tax might be implemented in 2020 in order to target established tech giants. Previously Amazon and Facebook have been […]

StanChart Waits To Hear ‘Tax Implications’ Of The $100 Million UK Loan Facility Before Disbursing It

As a sign of a thawing of relations between Zimbabwe and the UK, last month the UK government advanced a $100 million facility to Zimbabwe to alleviate cash shortages and foreign currency shortages. The money was advanced to the country by Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) through the Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe (StanChart), as a line […]