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UK gives Huawei green light for 5G network role despite security risk - report

Wednesday 24 April 2019 | 11:06 CET | News
The UK National Security Council, chaired by Prime Minister Theresa May, is understood to have agreed at a meeting on Tuesday 23 April to allow Chinese technology company Huawei to help build the country's 5G mobile networks, reports The Telegraph.

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