Austria is working together with its EU partners, to Huawei, 5G, decision

A FILE PHOTO of A Huawei logo and a 5G for a sign is pictured at the Mobile World Congress (mobile world CONGRESS), Shanghai, China, 28th June, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Aly Song

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz does not exclude the implementation of Huawei devices in the country and the future of 5G networks on Monday, but said that the country would be for the co-ordination of the decisions taken by the European Union and its partners.

Kurz told a news conference in Vienna that the key issues with regard to the extension of the 5G network was to ensure the safety, security and the prevention of one-sided dependence on one supplier.

“We want to be technology-neutral and at the same time, it guarantees a maximum of safety and security,” Kurz said when asked about the government’s position in relation to the Chinese vendor, adding: “We are in close co-operation with our European partners and the European Commission.”

Reporting by Kirsti Knolle, editing by Emma Thomasson

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