Germany conditionally approves Huawei's 5G network equipment


by Kārlis Dambrāns

It was reported that Germany's Merkel administration approved a bill permitting Huawei's 5G network equipment banned in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Germany sets high hurdle for Huawei | Financial Times
https://www.ft.com/content/cadc6d26-97e1-4e63-b6ca-f24110c90379

Huawei Gets Conditional Green Light in Germany as Government Approves Security Bill --WSJ
https://www.wsj.com/articles/huawei-gets-conditional-green-light-in-germany-as-government-approves-security-bill-11608117504

Local time On December 16, 2020, the Merkel administration approved a bill to allow network equipment such as Huawei. However, the bill states, 'It requires a guarantee of the safety of its equipment, is financially liable for violations, and provides German security authorities with technical and legal means to monitor the integrity of the network. There is a strict condition of 'permitting network equipment to the extent possible', and the permission can be withdrawn if the authorities determine that it 'violates the public interest or security concerns'.

Regarding the law, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said, 'Not only will it address network security concerns, but it will also be the legal basis for keeping the market open for technological competition.' 'We will be able to monitor reliability in an appropriate manner.' We have created a new regulation. '

Regarding Huawei's 5G network equipment, the United States claims that 'Huawei products pose a security risk', the U.S. government has banned government agencies from purchasing communication equipment directly from Chinese companies , Huawei and We had strict export control measures for related companies.

US export control to Huawei and affiliates further strengthened, 38 new affiliates added to list-GIGAZINE



The United Kingdom is also promoting the exclusion of Huawei in a joint manner with the United States, and it is planned that the installation of Huawei's 5G network equipment by domestic telecommunications carriers will be prohibited from September 2021.

UK bans Huawei's 5G network equipment installation from 2021 --GIGAZINE



Regarding the bill approved by the Merkel administration, the Wall Street Journal of the U.S. letter addressed Germany's economic dependence on China and 'shows a decline in U.S. diplomatic centripetal force to reach out to European allies. Pointed out. The Biden administration is expected to maintain much of its regulation on Huawei products, but declined to comment on Huawei's response.

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