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U.S. officials coming today to visit UK, want Huawei 5G ban

Christian Fernsby |
A delegation of U.S. officials will arrive in Britain today to try to persuade Britain not to use Huawei equipment in the upgrade of its telecoms network.

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Topics: U.S.    HUAWEI    BAN    UK   

Britain is expected to make a final call on how to deploy Huawei Technologies equipment in its future 5G networks later this month.

Security minister Brandon Lewis told the BBC on Sunday a decision would be taken “relatively soon”.

The U.S. delegation is expected to include deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger, the two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

UK ministers must weigh US-led allegations that the equipment could be used for Chinese state spying against Britain’s relationship with Beijing and industry warnings that banning the firm outright would cost billions of dollars.

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