Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, is setting the floor for the arrival of 5G technology. In recent times, the company hit a brick wall while it tried to penetrate some countries. The United States, Canada, Australia, and India have cited “national security” while preventing the company from selling its 5G equipment to domestic operators. However, recent reports suggest that Germany has given access to Huawei. The company will now set up an information security laboratory in Bonn, Germany next month. This is to facilitate the German review of the source code and win the trust of German regulators for Huawei 5G equipment.
Thanks to the company’s long-term efforts in the European telecommunications market. Huawei’s relationship with European countries is very good. Just last month, the first commercial 5G base station in Italy used Huawei 5G equipment. The German Federal Network Regulatory Authority (BNetzA) plans to issue 5G licenses in the first quarter of 2019.
According to reports, Germany’s 5G total investment may be as high as 80 billion euros (630 billion yuan). In contrast, the 2017 global 2G/3G/LTE hardware revenue was only $37.2 billion dollars (250 billion yuan). As the world’s largest supplier of telecommunications equipment, Huawei is bound to win 5G orders in Germany. German officials have also said that they are willing to maintain a close trade and investment relationship with China without prejudice to their national network security.