KPN would be on the verge of to get equipment from the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei to allow for the construction of 5G network. Reports that RTL Z on the basis of anonymous sources.
According to the news site having to KPN and Huawei only their signatures under the contract that ensures that Huawei the 5G network will be installing. It is unclear to what equipment exactly.
Huawei is currently under a magnifying glass, after allegations of the United States, China equipment of the company can use to on the west spying. To the allegation of force, threatens the U.S., less information sharing with European allies as well as of Huawei equipment in telecom networks of those countries will be found.
The allegations of the united states do not provide public evidence, but European countries are looking extra closely at requirements for the construction of 5G networks. Also in the Netherlands there is currently a strategy around China and Huawei are formulated.
According to RTL Z runs KPN with the signing of the contract forward to the position of the cabinet, although the contract according to the news channel has not yet been formally signed. However Huawei is still in march want to start with the construction.
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KPN and Huawei do not want to respond
KPN-spokesman Stijn Wesselink says Wednesday against NU.nl not concrete in to be able to go to the news of RTL Z. However, he indicates that KPN at this time with multiple vendors look at the construction of 5G network. Or Huawei one of those parties, could Wesselink’t say.
Also, Huawei doesn’t want to take the article of RTL Z respond. “We never go in to rumors and do that now so no”, let spokesperson Janet Doorduin know.
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