Johnson: Huawei critics ‘must tell us what’s the alternative’

PM stresses he will not put UK security at risk in upgrading UK’s 5G network

Boris Johnson has insisted that he would not risk Britain’s security when upgrading the nation’s 5G communications network – but said critics of Chinese technology firm Huawei must come up with an “alternative” provider.

The prime minister is due to make a final decision on whether to allow the tech firm to operate “non-core” parts of the UK telecoms system within weeks.

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