The telecommunications industry in some countries must not use Huawei equipment to set up the new 5G mobile communications standard. United States issued a corresponding ban on Wednesday with reference to security risks. The telecommunications provider had made the request.
With the decision, other western industrialized countries join the decision. Huawei has already been prohibited from participating in the development of the 5G network in Australia and New Zealand. The Chinese network company is also excluded from most transactions in the United States. Both countries fear that Huawei-built networks will be more vulnerable to Chinese government espionage.
America Puts Pressure On Partners
There are also such concerns in Europe. Especially behind the scenes, some politicians are pushing to think about exclusion. In addition, according to the Wall Street Journal, the government should put pressure on companies in allied countries to avoid Huawei’s telecommunications technology. Huawei has now stated that it wants to address the concerns. A total of more than 20 5G contracts have already been concluded with telecommunications companies around the world. The company was involved in building the 4G network. Huawei is the world’s largest network equipment supplier ahead of Nokia.
Just in time for the end of the 5G auction, Huawei is now pulling its card: the Mate 20 X 5G. The Chinese telecommunications group launched its first 5G smartphone in July 2019.So far, so expensive. It may be a smart marketing move to sell the 5G models early. After all, new smartphones are always interesting. The fact is, however, that we cannot use them properly yet.
It is conceivable that Huawei could play a role in some areas of 5G expansion. However, when it comes to the core interests of the Federal Republic, this should not be possible.
Can You Trust Huawei?
This question has been debated within the US and other federal government for months. The Chinese network supplier is considered to be one of the market leaders in the development of the new 5G mobile communications standard, which will also take place in Europe in the coming years. At the same time, there are considerable concerns: The risk of Chinese cyber espionage is increasing due to Huawei’s involvement in network expansion, security experts warn. Huawei has always denied this. There is also no evidence that the company is dependent on the Communist Party or the Chinese security apparatus. This was decidedly rejected.