Huawei Approved to Build $1.2 Billion Research, Development Facility in UK

SourceAl Bawaba
SectorTechnology
CountryMiddle east

The new center will hire around 400 people and focus on producing optical equipment used in fiber-optic communication systems, Huawei said in a statement. China's Huawei Technologies said on Thursday it had received planning permission for a 1 billion pound ($1.2 billion) research and development facility in England. The new center will hire around 400 people and focus on producing optical equipment used in fiber-optic communication systems, Huawei said in a statement. The development is likely to anger officials in the United States and some British lawmakers who say Huawei's equipment can be used by Beijing for spying and that Britain should reconsider a January decision to allow it a limited role in its 5G networks. The company denies the charges. British officials are in the process of reviewing how to best mitigate any...read more...

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