The EU is considering forcibly excluding 'companies with security risks' such as Huawei from 5G networks

by Web Summit

Chinese company Huawei leads the world in the field of 5G network compatible equipment, but the United States is showing a stance of excluding Huawei, saying that ``there is a risk in information communication''. And it is reported that the EU is considering forcibly banning member states from using Huawei and other ``companies deemed to pose security risks to 5G networks''.

EU considers mandatory ban on using Huawei to build 5G | Financial Times

EU considers mandatory ban on using Huawei to build 5G - FT | Reuters

In January 2020, the European Commission approved a joint toolbox of risk mitigation measures agreed upon by member states as measures against security risks associated with the launch of 5G networks. The joint toolbox included recommendations to eliminate “companies that may pose security risks to 5G networks,” such as Huawei and ZTE.

European Commission approves EU toolbox for secure 5G networks and presents future direction | EEAS

However, at the time of writing the article, some member countries were unable to exclude companies such as Huawei. For example, Germany will allow partial use of Huawei's 5G network equipment in 2020.

Germany conditionally approves Huawei's 5G network equipment - GIGAZINE

by Kārlis Dambrāns

Commissioner Thierry Breton of the EU's Internal Market and Consumer Protection Commission said that despite the European Parliament's recommendation to exclude high-risk vendors from technology investments, Huawei has actually been forced out of its 5G network. 'It's a matter that threatens the collective security of the EU,' he told the Financial Times, noting that only a third of its member states were expelled.

A spokesman for the European Commission, who was approached by Reuters and declined to comment on the Financial Times report, said: A second progress report on the implementation of the joint toolbox will be published in 2023.

On the other hand, Huawei, which has been named as ``posing a security risk to the 5G network,'' said, ``We are opposed to conducting cybersecurity evaluations politically.Evaluating cybersecurity risks without considering technical standards. or excluding certain companies from the system without proper technical evaluation violates the principles of fairness and non-discrimination and is also contrary to the laws and regulations of the EU and its Member States. I will.”

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