Breaking with the U.S. stance on Huawei, the U.K. will let the company participate in building its 5G network but said it would put a secure framework in place to protect the network from high-risk vendors. 

”We want world-class connectivity as soon as possible but this must not be at the expense of our national security,” Digital Secretary Baroness Morgan said in a release, in response to findings of a Telecoms Supply Chain Review by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) released last summer.

As a result of the review, the U.K. government has determined it must place tight restrictions on high risk vendors.  “High risk vendors never have been and never will be in our most sensitive networks,” said Morgan. 

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