Despite this decision, the Chinese company will be prohibited from providing equipment to the "sensitive parts" of the British 5G network. Among them are, for instance, military bases, nuclear plants, and other "critical" national infrastructures.
"This package will ensure that the U.K. has a very solid, practical and technically capable digital security framework for the next few years," the National Cybersecurity Center advisor Ciaran Martin, said and added that the high-risk providers "never will be in our most sensitive networks."
For its part, Huawei said that the U.K. government's decision will allow it to continue working with its British customers to keep the 5G roll-out on track.
UK’s decision to have Huawei play restricted role in building UK5G—limited to “non-core” parts of systems—is a 1st signal towards transatlantic relationship while UK will have to generally formulate its new positions on an array of issues towards the EU, China & the U.S. pic.twitter.com/QT3wk6dVLo