Germany does not want to refuse the participation of Huawei in building 5G network
Last Wednesday the Cabinet of Ministers of Germany held a closed meeting on the security of future mobile networks 5G amid intense debate about whether to abandon cooperation with the Chinese company Huawei Technologies, said government sources to Reuters.
Previously, the newspaper Handelsblatt, citing government sources, reported that at the meeting they plan to discuss the issue of whether sufficient security catalog, prepared by the Federal network Agency (BNA) and the Agency for cyber security (BSI), along with the certification rules and agreement on the prohibition of espionage with China, to ensure the security of future mobile networks 5G.
On Tuesday this week, the Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel said that Germany needs to guarantee that Huawei will not transmit data to the Chinese government before they can participate in the creation of fifth generation networks that will link everything from vehicles to plants at much higher speeds.
Dieter Kempf (Dieter Kempf), the head of the Federal Association of German industry (BDI), supported Merkel, noting that the adoption for such companies as Huawei, stringent safety standards will be more reasonable than a complete ban on shipments from China.
«It doesn’t make sense, said Kempf in an interview with Reuters. — This decision will narrow the selection of suppliers, and can also affect costs. More importantly, can be political consequences — China may be tempted to retaliate against German companies.»