LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will allow Chinese telecoms giant Huawei [HWT.UL] a role in building its 5G networks, the government said on Tuesday.

It said high-risk vendors would be excluded from the sensitive of networks, and there would a 35% cap on their involvement in the non-sensitive parts.

The United States wanted Prime Minister Boris to ban Huawei completely, arguing that Beijing could use the company’s to steal Western secrets. Huawei has denied any involvement in espionage.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)