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EU greenlights Huawei 5G

January 29, 2020

The EU has followed the UK’s example, allowing members to decide what part Huawei can play in their 5G networks, resisting pressure from Washington for an outright ban.

EU members can either restrict or exclude high-risk 5G vendors like Huawei from core parts of their telecoms networks, according to the new guidelines, which seek to address the cybersecurity risks to the bloc’s 28 countries at a national and EU level.

The US wants the world to ban Huawei from 5G networks on fears of spying, allegations which have been strongly rejected by the company.

The European Union guide that individual countries assess the risks and decide whether to exclude suppliers from core infrastructure.

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