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Decision on Huawei Role in U.K. 5G Delayed Until After Election

  • National Security Council was examining threat from China
  • Decision on technology company postponed under Theresa May
Huawei Mate X foldable 5G mobile device
Huawei Mate X foldable 5G mobile device

Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

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The U.K. is set to delay a decision on the the role of Huawei Technologies Co. in its fifth-generation mobile network until after the general election, according to two people familiar with the plans.

With a national vote due on Dec. 12, and the possibility of coalition negotiations before a government is formed, a decision on the Chinese technology company is now unlikely before 2020, according to the people, who were speaking on condition of anonymity because the plans are private.