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Spy Chief Says Outright Huawei Ban Might Not Be Right for U.K.

  • ‘It’s more complicated than in or out,’ MI6’s Younger says
  • British government mulling security of telecoms supply chain
Alex Younger
Alex YoungerPhotographer: Andrew Milligan/WPA Pool/Getty Images

The head of the U.K.’s foreign-intelligence agency gave the strongest hint yet that he will not press for an outright ban on Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co..

MI6 Chief Alex Younger said a shortage of equipment providers is a factor as Britain mulls how to balance security risks against its development of a fifth generation communications network.