What do you think of the decision - a good way to ensure we're at the forefront of 5G, or a bad move for national security?
Now, it's taken its characteristic choice of the safe middle ground, whereby the company can be included - because it's one of the biggest and cheapest suppliers and avoiding its products would set us back significantly - but in a controlled way, just in case it turns out all the rumours about spying were true. A spokeswoman said: "We don't comment on NSC discussions".
"We're at a fork in the road".
Some are criticizing allowing Huawei, which is based in China but privately-owned, into governmental infrastructure. But for many, the partial ban does not go far enough. Furthermore, the National Cyber Security Centre, part of GCHQ, previously suggested companies such as Huawei could be kept out of the sensitive parts of 5G networks and be closely watched via enhanced monitoring.
But the former USA homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said: "I think it is a little overly rosy and optimistic to suspect that [risks] can be mitigated in new 5G infrastructure ..."
The reported decision came after a number of senior security figures warned publicly of the risks involved in allowing a Chinese firm access to the UK's critical communications network.
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The news comes despite the Home Secretary, as well as the Defence and Foreign Secretary have all expressed concerns over the green light the government has given the Chinese firm.
Mobile operators Three UK, Vodafone, EE (BT) and O2 will today be officially told by the Government that they will be banned from deploying hardware and software from Chinese tech giant Huawei into the core of their future 5G based mobile broadband networks, although non-core 5G kit (antennas etc.) will be exempt.
Earlier, the Times quoted senior American cybersecurity official Robert Strayer as saying that the United Kingdom using Huawei for its next-generation 5G mobile network will ride roughshod over US-British military and technical cooperation.
"There's a reason others have said no".
Huawei has denied having ties to the Chinese government, but critics question how independent any large Chinese company can be, with a legal obligation on firms to co-operate with the state's intelligence agencies.
A Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport spokeswoman said the security and resilience of the UK's telecoms networks is of "paramount importance".
"This is a thorough review into a complex area and will report with its conclusions in due course".