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UK government reverses course on Huaweis involvement in 5G networks

Conservative members of the United Kingdoms government have pushed Prime Minister Boris Johnson to draw up plans to remove telecom equipment made by the Chinese manufacturer Huawei from the nations 5G networks by 2023, according to multiple reports.
The decision by Johnson, who wanted Huaweis market share in the nations telecommunications infrastructure capped at 35 percent, brings the UK back into alignment with the position Australia and the United States have taken on Huaweis involvement in national communications networks, according to both The Guardian and The Telegraph.
The debate over Huaweis role in international networking stems from the companys close ties to the Chinese government and the attendant fears that relying on Huawei telecom equipment could expose the allied nations to potential cybersecurity threats and weaken national security.
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