Yesterday, the German “Business Daily” reported that the German government hopes to avoid excluding Huawei’s products from the country’s 5G network construction plan. According to the Business Daily, Helge Braun, the Chief of Staff to Chancellor Merkel, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Infrastructure all agrees with the position.
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Internal sources said that various German departments discussed how to ensure the safety of the future 5G mobile network on Wednesday and had a heated discussion about whether Huawei should be prohibited from participating in the market. Huawei is a global leader in the network equipment market with annual sales exceeding $100 billion. However, the company has been censored by many countries because of its relationship with the Chinese government. There is currently no public evidence to support these suspicions, and the company has repeatedly denied the allegations. Nevertheless, many countries in the West are still restricting Huawei from entering their market.
Huawei has established information security labs in Germany and the United Kingdom, hoping that the two countries believe they will not reserve a “back door” in the network. The Italian Minister of Industry on Wednesday denied reports that Huawei and ZTE were prohibited from participating in the 5G buildout in Italy.