According to The Telegraph, British Prime Minister Theresa May has signed an agreement with Huawei under which the Chinese giant will help the government to build parts of the country’s 5G infrastructure, including antennas and other components.
The decision was taken by the National Security Council, of which May is president, immediately raising considerable criticism from other British politicians, who fear that Huawei’s alleged ties with the Chinese government may expose citizens, businesses and government agencies for cyber attacks and other forms of espionage.
Recall that in recent days the news has spread that the CIA has warned various allies of the dangers linked to the Asian manufacturer, which would be partly financed by the Chinese authorities.
The official position of the British government is that being a contract involving a non-core 5G network infrastructure, any threats can be managed and minimized.
It will be interesting to find out how Trump Administration will take it, which for months now has openly declared war on Huawei.