December 7, 2018 / 5:19 AM / 4 days ago

Huawei agrees to meet UK 5G security demands - FT

FILE PHOTO: A man talks on his phone beside a Huawei's billboard featuring 5G technology at the PT Expo in Beijing, China September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

(Reuters) - China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has agreed to demands by UK security officials to address risks found in its equipment and software in a bid to avoid being shut out from future 5G telecoms networks, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

At a meeting this week between Huawei executives and senior officials from GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre, the telecoms provider has agreed to a series of technical demands which will change its practices in the UK, the FT reported on.ft.com/2QB1aEA, citing two people with knowledge of the discussions.

Reporting by Rama Venkat in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar

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