Germany will not bar Huawei from its 5G networks
Germany will not exclude Chinese tech giant Huawei from its 5G mobile networks, saying it wants to create « a level playing field » for vendors.
The US has banned Huawei from selling 5G equipment to its telecoms companies, saying it contained back doors that would enable Chinese surveillance.
And the UK has promised a decision this autumn on whether the equipment-maker should be excluded from its 5G rollout.
Huawei welcomed Germany’s « fact and standards based approach ».
« Politicising cyber-security will only hinder technology development and social progress while doing nothing to address the security challenges all countries face, » Huawei said.
« Huawei will continue to work openly with regulators, customers, and industry organisations to ensure that mobile networks are secure.
« Over the past 30 years, we have served more than three billion people around the world, and we have maintained a strong track record in security throughout. »
All German telecoms operators use Huawei equipment and have previously warned banning it would delay the rollout of 5G and cost billions of dollars.