4/24, 5:02 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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May allows Huawei tech for 'non-core' parts of UK 5G network

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May approved Huawei Technologies Co. involvement in the construction of the country's fifth generation wireless network (5G), the Daily Telegraph reported. As the chairperson of the UK National Security Council, May allowed Huawei to build "non-core" parts of the network, but banned Chinese tech giant from providing essential technology for the future mobile phone network.

The decision was made despite warnings that Huawei's inclusion into the installment of the UK's 5G infrastructure could potentially threaten national security. According to the report, a number of ministers and intelligence agency officials opposed even this concession. The government refused to comment on today's National Security Council meeting.

Since last November, the United States has consistently urged the EU and other countries around the world to ban Chinese technologies from its 5G networks. Last month, the European Commission decided not to ban Huawei's 5G equipment and allowed member states to make their own decisions on the issue.

Breaking the News / MA