Boris Johnson under mounting pressure over Huawei decision

Boris Johnson under mounting pressure over Huawei decision

A number of countries have restricted access to their 5G network

Boris Johnson faces pressure from Washington and senior Tories ahead of a crunch decision about the involvement of Chinese tech giant Huawei in building the UK's 5G infrastructure.

The United States warned that British sovereignty would be put at risk by allowing the firm to play a role in the 5G network.

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo described the decision facing the National Security Council as "momentous" in a last-ditch plea to ministers who are expected to make the call on Tuesday.

The Financial Times reported the meeting is expected to agree the company can play a restricted role, with ministers looking to impose a cap on its market share to prevent over-reliance on its equipment.

The US administration has previously warned allies not to allow Huawei to form part of their 5G networks, claiming it would be a security risk, something the company vehemently denies.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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