British govt gives go-ahead for Huawei to help build a 5G network – report
British Prime Minister Theresa May has given the go-ahead for China’s Huawei to help build a 5G network, shrugging off security warnings from senior ministers and the US, the Daily Telegraph said on Wednesday. The country’s National Security Council, which is chaired by May, agreed Tuesday to allow the Chinese technology giant limited access to build ‘noncore’ infrastructure such as antennas, according to the report. The decision was made despite concerns raised over May’s approach by Home Secretary Sajid Javid, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson and others, it added. Downing Street declined to comment on the report, Reuters said. The US has banned Huawei’s 5G technology from its territory and has urged allies to follow suit.