EU intends to limit Huawei admission to 5G networks

Source : 112 Ukraine

Chinese company suspected of technical espionage and collection of classified data
20:06, 29 January 2020

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EU authorities plan to limit the access of Chinese corporation Huawei to the launch of the fifth-generation mobile network (5G) in the EU. German Handelsblatt news agency wrote about this.

The EU’s draft 5G launch plan states that companies that see risks to national security will not be allowed to access critical infrastructure. These include Huawei. EU countries have already agreed on measures regarding certification of equipment, diversification of suppliers and control over companies with which a high degree of risk is associated. At the same time, in accordance with the recommendations of the authors of the proposals, each state belonging to the European Union should develop its own specific security measures in the field of communications.

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These rules were developed by a group of European security experts and approved by the European Commission amid growing concerns about the impact of China and Huawei on critical infrastructure. Nevertheless, Huawei will be allowed to supply equipment for non-key 5G infrastructure, which will expand the number of 5G operators and reduce the dependence of European telecommunications companies on the main suppliers - Swedish company Ericsson and Finnish Nokia.

European Commissioner for Domestic Market Thierry Breton said the EU does not want to exclude Huawei from the list of suppliers of equipment for creating 5G networks in Europe, but it will set strict rules. According to him, this is not a matter of discrimination, but simply the establishment of rules.

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Chinese corporation was threatened by international economic sanctions after the United States and Australia accused it of technical espionage and the collection of secret data using Huawei equipment used in different countries of the world. This has led to increased international pressure on her.

As we reported before, since August 13 the American public authorities can not purchase equipment of Huawei, ZTE and several other Chinese companies

The heads of the American authorities might violate the ban on time. If it happens, one has to explain his/her position before the respective committees of the Congress.


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