The British government has reportedly concluded that any risks from the use of Huawei equipment in its can be mitigated.
That determination was made by the UK's National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), according to a Financial Times report Sunday citing two unnamed sources familiar the conclusion, which hasn't been made public.
"As was made clear in July's HCSEC oversight board, the NCSC has concerns around Huawei's engineering and security capabilities," an NCSC spokesperson said. "We have set out the improvements we expect the company to make."
"Our review of the right policy approach to 5G security and resilience is still ongoing," a spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday. "The review is looking at a range of options and no decisions have been taken."
The conclusion runs contrary to US State Department-- the high-speed, next-generation networking technology -- from using equipment made by the Chinese tech company. US officials have reportedly met with representatives of the European Commission to warn them that the Chinese government could use Huawei equipment for spying.
That warning followedthat have seen the arrest of the company's CFO in and 23 indictments thrust on the company by the United States. Preceding this was , for fear of the company's coziness with the Chinese government, which raised concerns over espionage.
Originally published 2/17 at 1:09 p.m. PT
Updated 2/18 at 10:15 a.m. with NCSC statement.
Updated 2/18 at 10:57 a.m. with statement from prime minister's office.