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Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs

February 15, 2019 / Sean Michael Kerner

Any risk posed by involving the Chinese technology giant Huawei in UK telecoms projects can be managed, cyber-security chiefs have determined. The UK's National Cyber Security Centre's decision undermines US efforts to persuade its allies to ban the firm from 5G communications networks. The Chinese government is accused of using Huawei as a proxy so it can spy on rival nations. But Huawei has said it gives nothing to Beijing, aside from taxes. Why Huawei matters in five charts. Timeline: What's going on with Huawei? Should we worry about Huawei? Huawei and 5G: Decision time. Australia and New Zealand have blocked or banned Huawei from supplying equipment for their future fifth-generation mobile broadband networks. The US has restricted federal funding to buy Huawei equipment, while Canada is reviewing whether the company's products present a serious security threat. Most of the UK's mobile companies - Vodafone, EE and Three - have been working with Huawei on develop...