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British PM on Huawei: We will do 5G without hurting security – Source Reuters Tech News

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he would make a decision on Huawei’s role in Britain’s future 5G network that would give Britons the benefits of the new technology without compromising national security.

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts as he listens to students solving maths questions during his visit to the Department of Mathematics at 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 due to meet senior government ministers on Tuesday to decide whether to ban or restrict the use of equipment made by Huawei [HWT.UL] in the 5G network.

He faces pressure from Washington – and some members of his ruling Conservative Party – not to give Huawei any role because of fears the Chinese company would gain access to British secrets. Huawei denies it is a vehicle for Chinese intelligence.

Johnson said there was a way for British consumers…

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