Controversial Chinese mobile phone manufacturer and telecoms giant Huawei has been given permission by the UK government to supply 5G data network despite the ongoing warnings by experts about the potential security risks.
The move has said to have angered and concerned the current foreign, home and defence secretaries.
America had warned the other four nations of the Five Eyes intelligence group – the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – that they should exclude Huawei from their countries. Australia have already announced that it will be taking the US’ advice on the matter.
The controversy surrounding Huawei has been around its supposed control by the Chinese government as a way to going about international espionage and sabotage.
This is something the brand has always denied, but the accusation has always persisted.
A Huawei statement read: “(We are) pleased that the UK is continuing to take an evidence-based approach to its work, and we will continue to work cooperatively with the government, and the industry.”