Despite U.S. ban, Huawei still enjoys much love from UK’s NCSC

Even though the UK and the United States recently joined forces to accuse Russia of being behind last year's NotPetya cyber attack, the two allies aren't exactly on the same page when it comes to dealing with Chinese smartphone maker Huawei.

Despite the U.S. placing a ban on the use of Huawei devices by government employees citing the firm's deep links with the Chinese government, the UK's National Cyber Security Centre continues to collaborate with the smartphone giant.

Back in January, a report by Reuters revealed that the U.S. government was considering the development of a nationalised 5G network in order to keep citizens' data secure from the Chinese government, even though there were concerns that such a network could be 'expensive and duplicative'. According to an administration official, the network would not be controlled by Chinese network infrastructure firms like Huawei and ZTE.