Huawei: ‘No doubt’ that we are complying with the German standards for the security of 5G

BERLIN (Reuters) – Huawei, China’s technology and telecommunications group has been hit by U.S. sanctions, said on Monday it was confident of meeting its requirements, which in Germany is the setting for the fifth-generation mobile networks.

FILE PHOTO: A worker shows a Smartphone 5G Smartphone-Degree 20 megapixel camera, a Sunrise, a telecommunications retail store in Opfikon, Switzerland-21 June, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

The upbeat commentary of the event in Germany, chief technology officer, Werner de Haas, when it comes to the country’s telecommunications and cyber watchdogs to tighten up the security criteria of suppliers, such as Huawei, it will have to fulfill to get the certification.

Germany has just made a € 6.5 billion ($7.4 billion)sale of 5G spectrum, which may be, for example, the type of “smart” plants, setting the stage for the Smartphone, and rivals, Ericsson and Nokia in order to compete for the billions in the deal.

“We expect that there will be a good one, and a pragmatic security solutions, and we have no doubt at all that we have to fulfill them,” Haas told reporters in Berlin.

The US President, Donald Trump’s management is focussed Smartphone as part of its wider drive to ensure a balance in its trade with China in the past month, and of imposing export controls, in Shenzhen, on the basis of global networking market leader.

This measure has forced the main Western suppliers, such as the UK-based chip designer ARM, a rapid increase in the supplies and the led Huawei’s founder, Ren Zhengfei, is to warn that the revenue could take a $30-billion hit this year, as a result of it.


In Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, the government, the regulators, and after a long discussion, and despised US, calls to ban Huawei on national security grounds.

Instead, they have to have a level playing field for all vendors, which was necessary in order to comply with the technical criteria, such as strong encryption, sensitive information, or a network that is robust enough to withstand acts of sabotage.

The technical criteria set out in March, and are still in process. A further requirement is for suppliers to be considered “reliable” to gain the certification, it is also in the discussion, and was brought up by the Minister for economic affairs, Peter Altmaier, in China, in the past week.

A problem in the West is a Chinese intelligence law requires citizens and businesses to get the support of the state, the integrity of research. Huawei’s founder Ren is said that there are no laws to require the company to install so-called backdoors which is able to be used as a spying tool.

Haas said Huawei, which has long-standing relationships with Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica Deutschland (germany), was already well-known in Germany as a secure and a dependable partner.

He, too, pushed back against U.S. allegations that backdoors into the networks had a problem. Instead, he said, it was of vital importance for the companies and operators in order to ensure that the billions of devices and sensors that are connected to the so-called Internet of Things are safe and secure.

“That’s been the biggest challenge,” said the Hare.

Reporting by Douglas Busvine; editing by David Evans

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