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Huawei hit back at 'groundless criticism' of UK 5G involvement

Huawei has hit back at the "groundless criticism from some" about their "involvement in the UK's 5G rollout".

The Chinese firm's vice president, Victor Zhang, has written a letter to acknowledge the negative feedback they have faced after the UK's government gave them the go-ahead to play a vital part in the launch of 5G on British soil.

Zhang wrote the letter along with UK mobile networks, and vowed that: "Right now, by keeping Britain online, we are able to play our part in helping the country through this difficult period."

UK networks have faced a difficult time of late, with damaging conspiracy theories surrounding 5G, with some linking it as the cause of coronavirus, which has been ruled fake news by officials.

Zhang penned: "We have built trust in our UK business over 20 years by helping our customers - the mobile network operators - provide consumers with affordable, reliable calls and data.

"Despite this, there has been groundless criticism from some about Huawei's involvement in the UK's 5G rollout. And there are those who choose to continue to attack us without presenting any evidence. Disrupting our involvement in the 5G rollout would do Britain a disservice.

"In my experience, the UK has always chosen to work together with the frontrunners in any field, whether they come from the US, China or Europe.

"Huawei's technology is among the most advanced in this field and we want to use it to bring people together wherever they are and whoever they are.

"When we emerge from this crisis, we look forward to continuing to play our role as a key partner in improving the networks, benefiting the economy and ultimately everyone in the UK, ending the postcode lottery of good connectivity.

"Right now, by keeping Britain online, we are able to play our part in helping the country through this difficult period."

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