At first glance, there is no connection between the deployment of a civilian 5G telecommunications network and the defense agreements between two historic partners such as the United Kingdom and the United States. However, in a climate of trade war between the United States and China, the Trump administration does not fail to put pressure on its closest ally as well as on its potential enemies.
As the Telegraph reports, a certain number of US Senators would like to introduce in the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) a clause prohibiting the "stationing of military aircraft at bases in host country with at-risk vendors in their 5G or 6G networks". Understand by that that these Republican members of Congress wish to legally prohibit the deployment of military means in countries that are contracting specifically Huawei or ZTE to design their 5G mobile phone and WiFi networks.
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