Germany will not exclude Huawei from its 5G mobile networks, because the country 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. The UK will reveal its decision it will be excluded from its own 5G rollout this autumn.
“Politicising cyber-security will only hinder technology development and social progress while doing nothing to address the security challenges all countries face,” Huawei said in a statement. “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.