LONDON

Chinese telecom company Huawei will be allowed a “limited role” in the U.K.’s next-generation 5G telecommunications network, the British government said Tuesday.

The company will be “excluded from all safety related and safety critical networks,” as well as “sensitive geographic locations such as nuclear sites and military bases,” according to a statement.

It will have a 35% cap in the periphery of the 5G network in non-sensitive parts, said the statement.

“Ministers today determined that U.K. operators should put in place additional safeguards and exclude high risk vendors from parts of the telecoms network that are critical to security,”

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