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Britain still to decide on Huawei access - PM's spokesman

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Britain still to decide on Huawei access - PM's spokesman
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LONDON (Reuters) – The British government is still to decide whether to grant China’s Huawei Technologies access to the UK’s future 5G telecoms network, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

The spokesman said a decision would come in due course.

The Sunday Times reported that Britain is moving towards a decision that will see Huawei allowed access to “non-contentious” parts of the network, potentially opening a rift with the United States which has banned the company over fears that it is too close to Chinese intelligence agencies.

(Reporting by William James, writing by James Davey. Editing by Andrew MacAskill)

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