Mobile UK, the UK mobile network operators’ trade association, issued a report “The Impact on the UK of a Restriction on Huawei in the Telecoms Supply Chain” outlining potential risk to UK economy if use of Huawei for 5G rollout is restricted. Some key findings from the report include:

  • A partial to full restriction on Huawei in the telecoms supply chain could result in an 18 – 24 month delay to the widespread availability of 5G in the UK.
  • The cost to the UK economy of a delay in rollout is calculated at between £4.5bn and £6.8bn.
  • As well as the measurable financial impact, the UK will also suffer in terms of lower inward investment and lost productivity gains through stagnation of digital infrastructure.

Full report here: http://www.mobileuk.org/The%20impact%20on%20the%20UK%20of%20a%20restriction%20on%20Huawei%20in%20the%20telecoms%20supply%20chain.pdf

 

Marin Ivezic
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Marin Ivezic is a Partner at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoppers) specializing in risks of emerging technologies. He leads PwC’s 5G cybersecurity efforts. He also leads cybersecurity for the Telecommunications, Media & Technology sector; and Industrial, IoT, Critical Infrastructure & Cyber-Kinetic security capabilities in the region. All these focus areas are being transformed with the emergence of 5G. Marin worked with critical infrastructure protection organizations in a dozen countries, 20+ of the top 100 telecom companies, and a number of technology companies on understanding the geopolitics of 5G; uncovering as-yet-unknown security and privacy risks of 5G, AI and IoT; and defining novel security and privacy approaches to address emerging technology risks.

Luka Ivezic
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Luka Ivezic is an independent consultant and author exploring geopolitical and socioeconomic implications of emerging technologies such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). To better observe policy discussions and societal attitudes towards early adoptions of emerging technologies, Luka spent last five years living between US, UK, Denmark, Singapore, Japan and Canada. This has given him a unique perspective on how emerging technologies shape different societies, and how different cultures determine technological development.