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Pompeo to Britain: Look again at Huawei 5G decision – Source Reuters Tech News

LONDON (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday urged Britain to rethink its decision to allow China’s Huawei a role in 5G networks, cautioning that American information would only be allowed to pass across trusted networks.

The British flag and a smartphone with a Huawei and 5G network logo are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture taken January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Prime Minister Boris Johnson granted Huawei a limited role in Britain’s 5G mobile network on Tuesday, frustrating a global attempt by the United States to exclude the Chinese telecoms giant from the West’s next-generation communications systems.

“There is also a chance for the United Kingdom to relook at this as implementation moves forward,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters as he flew to London.

“We will make sure that when American information passes across a network we are confident that that network is a trusted one,” he said. “Our view of…

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