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U.S. Disappointed as Johnson Gives Huawei Partial 5G Role

  • Senator: Decision like asking KGB to make Cold War phone lines
  • U.K. announcement comes as Europeans mull similar steps
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WATCH: The U.K. gave Huawei the green light to help develop part of Britain’s 5G broadband network.(Source: Bloomberg)
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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson risked a rift with President Donald Trump as he gave Huawei Technologies Co. the green light to help develop Britain’s next-generation broadband networks.

While the U.K. government announced it will keep what it calls high-risk vendors such as Huawei out of the most sensitive core parts of its 5G mobile networks, the company will be able to supply other equipment that is critical to the roll-out of broadband such as antennas and base stations.