EU could ban Huawei from installing 5G equipment

EU could ban Huawei from installing 5G equipment

The European Union is currently examining various proposals that could effectively constitute a ban on Huawei installing its next-generation mobile network infrastructure on European territory. This is reported by at least four EU officials, thus increasing international pressure on the world's largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment.

While the European executive's consultations are still in their early stages, they could still prove complicated to implement. This move, however, marks a change in the European Union's position towards Huawei in response to the growing concerns arising from the trade and political war between the United States and China.

Excluding large Chinese companies such as Huawei from Europe would be a move in favor of the United States, which is increasingly committed to trying to discourage its citizens and businesses from buying Huawei equipment or products. The American security experts are more concerned for a very simple reason: Huawei's equipment could be used by the Chinese government for espionage purposes. Obviously, according to Huawei, these allegations are totally unfounded.

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Denying Huawei the opportunity to install its own equipment would be a blow. / © Deutsche Telekom

According to the four EU officials, the European Commission could consider amending a law on cybersecurity that requires companies involved in the production of critical infrastructure to take appropriate security measures, effectively preventing Huawei from being able to install them on European territory.

A spokesperson for the Chinese company said that "Huawei will work with the European institutions to develop an information security standard for Europe". Efforts in this direction are certainly not lacking. In March, Huawei will open a new centre for cybersecurity in Brussels, which would tend to underline its commitment to Europe.

Do you think the European Union is seriously considering banning Huawei from 5G? Should it?

Source: Reuters

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  • Tim Stevens Feb 1, 2019 Link to comment

    I think...Europe should look into the claims made by the US against huawei...if theres nothing to find than screw the US...the US always tries to pressure the rest of the world because they need to control everything and anyone...they want to be the no.1....The fact is...the US is nothing but a big country with a big mouth...trying to dictate the world how they should operate.... Europe should be Europe..!!! .let the US make their own choices.... They always do and they always get attention for being ridiculous. Europe is serious and consistant..not like a spoiled kid running a nation...