In the ongoing trade war between the United States and China, several companies have already bowed down to the pressure from the U.S. to ban Huawei from their 5G infrastructure development. Now, it seems that Korea could be added to the list soon.
As per reports, a U.S. Congress committee has submitted a new bill that impulses Pentagon to deliberate mobile security risks posed by the Chinese tech companies when it deploys troops and weapons overseas.
The bill named the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, has been approved by the Senate Armed Services Committees and will soon be put on the vote. If passed, it could be used to force host countries to ban Huawei or other companies that the United States deems as a security risk.
Given that Korea heavily relies on heavily armed U.S. troops for its defense, it could be forced to ban Huawei. This is because LG UPlus, one of the mobile network operator in Korea, is using 5G equipment from Huawei.