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Britain seeks Huawei ‘solution’ as U.S. pressure mounts – Source Reuters Tech News

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet senior ministers on Tuesday to decide whether to allow the use of equipment made by China’s Huawei in Britain’s future 5G mobile network.

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts as he listens to students during his visit to King’s Maths School, part of King’s College London University, in central London, Britain January 27, 2020. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via REUTERS

Johnson is under pressure from the United States to block Huawei because of concerns that access to the 5G network could be used by Beijing for espionage and would jeopardize intelligence sharing between Washington and London.

Huawei, the world’s biggest maker of mobile networking equipment, has denied the allegations.

Sources with knowledge of the matter said last week senior British officials had proposed granting Huawei a limited role in the 5G network – a “calculated compromise” which could be presented to Washington as a tough restriction…

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