Germany Allows Huawei Into Its 5G Networks despite U.S. Pressure

UTC by Verolian Opiyo · 3 min read
Germany Allows Huawei Into Its 5G Networks despite U.S. Pressure
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Despite the U.S. attempts to spoil the reputation of Huawei, Germany refuses to bar Chinese telecoms powerhouse from its state 5G network platform.

The rivalry between the U.S. and Chinese telecoms giant Huawei continues to escalate beyond borders. But recently, the U.S government was beaten at his own game when Germany snubbed calls from her to hinder the firm in building its national 5G networks over national security issues.

The latest development is a big blow to the U.S., which has been persuading its allies to eliminate Huawei from 5G infrastructure, purporting its existence in the network would encourage Chinese surveillance. Nations, including New Zealand and Australia, have so far expelled the firm from their domestic networks.

Under Chinese law, companies can be pressurized to submit confidential data to the country if instructed to do so. However, Huawei has continuously rejected propaganda that its existence in the 5G network would operate as espionage ground for China.

According to Huawei spokesperson: “fact and standards-based approach was the best way to address global cybersecurity challenges. We welcome the move the German government has taken to create a level playing field for 5G network vendors.”

“Politicizing cybersecurity will only hinder technology development and social progress while doing nothing to address the security challenges all countries face. Huawei will continue to work openly with regulators, customers, and industry organizations to ensure that mobile networks are secure,” said he.

 The Consequence for Europe Countries

The company has so far handled 5G trials with Deutsche Telekom and has initially submitted available materials to every Germany’s telecoms operator.

Germany’s brave decision to enable Huawei access to its network could also have a consequence for the rest of Europe. Other EU member nations are the U.K. and France, which are still brains storming on whether to recruit Huawei.

Earlier this month, Britain’s secret intelligence agency, MI6 former head, said that Beijing had never bothered to utilize the availability of Huawei’s resources in the telecoms networks in the U.K.

French President Emmanuel Macron also confirmed that it wasn’t France’s aim to hinder Huawei or any other tech firm, although he stressed the state had rules and regulations in place to secure its national security.

The U.S. has compiled up unbearable pressure on Huawei in the past months, boycotting the tech company from conducting business with American companies. However, the government is planning to provide licenses for certain products to be traded to the telecoms powerhouse.

5G Sensation

Besides the skyrocketing bans from the United States, Huawei is enjoying dramatic adoption in its 5G business. In fact, the company revealed it had registered over 60 commercial 5G contracts with renowned worldwide carriers.

It furthered shipped over 400,000 5G antenna units to international markets, and indicated “more than 700 cities, 228 Fortune Global 500 companies, and 58 Fortune Global 100 companies had selected Huawei as their partner for digital transformation.”

The first three-quarters revenue for this year was $86 billion, which is an increment of 24%. The firm has already launched its brand new 5G mobile, the Huawei Mate 30Pro, and it’s the market price is $873.

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