Ex-spymaster joins calls to bar Huawei from UK’s 5G network

Allowing the Chinese tech giant Huawei to have a role in building the UK’s 5G network poses an unnecessary risk to national security, a former MI6 chief has warned.

Sir Richard Dearlove said using Huawei equipment could place the Chinese government in a “potentially advantageous exploitative position” in the UK’s future telecoms network.

He joins a growing chorus of senior figures voicing concern after it was reported last month that Theresa May is ready to give the green light to the firm supplying “non-core” elements of the system.

His intervention comes…
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