GCHQ will be the main beneficiary of the £1 billion [...]
GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), Britain’s equivalent of the NSA, is responsible for communications interceptions on behalf of the British government and the military. It often works in tandem with its US counterpart and it was tarnished by the Edward Snowden affair, which brought to light many of the joint monitoring programs it operates with the US such as Prism and Tempora.
Founded in 1988 by Ren Zhengei, a former telecoms engineer in the People's Liberation Army, the group Huawei Technologies is universally thought to be close to Beijing's army and security services. This suspicion has hindered the international development of the [. [...]