The government will be granting Huawei a limited role in building the UK’s 5G infrastructure


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(Last Updated On: January 24, 2020)

Government sources had revealed that Huawei will be awarded a limited role to build the UK’s 5G infrastructure.

The Chinese tech company will be banned from having any access to the UK’s core network, which hosts a majority of the data, and has been barred from government systems. 

The US might not be completely content with this plan as they have constantly been accusing Huawei of trying to spy in Western powers using the company’s technology through other devices.

This recommendation came from officials at a meeting by the senior government departments, Reuters had written. This also came a few days before the National Security Council had set to meet to decide how Huawei equipment will be released. 

“The technical and policy guidance hasn’t changed. Now it is down to a political calculation,” sources said.

This is a similar decision like the one made by the former Prime Minister Theresa May last year as the current Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “The work on the issue of high-risk vendors in the 5G network remains ongoing and when it is completed it will be announced to parliament.”

Huawei has not yet commented on the situation, but the tech giant has constantly denied all claims that its products are used to illegally spy.

Andrea Leadson, the Business minister had confirmed this news after the government had come to a conclusion with Huawei, mainly about the company’s absence of workable alternatives to Huawei’s expertise.

The final public decision will be made by the UK at the end of the month, on if they will let Huawei build its 5G infrastructure.


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