BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany has finalised the rules for the construction of 5G mobile networks, which are, in a shot that the United States will not exclude China’s Huawei Technologies.
FILE PHOTO: the logo of the upcoming mobile standard, 5G will be shown at the Hannover fair in Hannover, Germany on March 31, 2019. (REUTERS photo/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo
Government officials confirmed that, in Germany, the so-called security catalog is provided for the evaluation of the technical and other criteria, but that no single supplier would be prohibited, in order to create a level playing field to equipment suppliers.
“We’re not taking a pre-emptive decision to disallow an act, or a corporation,” German government spokesman Steffen Seibert told a news conference in Berlin on Monday.
The United States has piled pressure on the allies to join Huawei, the world’s leading telecom-equipment supplier, with a market share of 28%, said its gear is included ‘back doors’, so that you have China spy on other countries as well.
The German operators are all customers of Huawei, and warned that if the president of the Chinese supplier wants to add to years of delays and billions of dollars in costs for the launch of 5G networks.
The Shenzhen-based company, denies the allegations that have been made by Washington, which imposed export controls on a Smartphone in May, and hobbling to the smartphone business, and it raises questions about whether the Chinese company will be able to retain the market lead.
US officials have argued that China ‘ s ” national intelligence law, all citizens and businesses are required to co-operate in espionage activity.
RULES OF THE GAME ARE CONFIRMED
The officials said that in Germany, the safety and security of the catalogue is due to be published soon, is the confirmation of an earlier decision to create a level playing field for providers of the next-generation of networks, that is, the power of the ultra-high-speed mobile broadband services, or the execution of “smart” factories, offices, towns and cities.
With billions of devices, sensors, and cameras are expected to be connected to 5G networks will be much more pervasive than that of their predecessors. At the same time, the fact that 5G networks, and more reliance on software that can be easily updated to make it more and more difficult to keep track of cyber threats.
The German rules come after the European Union last week warned of the risk of increased cyber-attacks on the 5G networks of the state-sponsored bodies. A report prepared by the member states was stopped, however, a single of China as a threat.
Network operators are Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE), Vodafone (VOD.(L) and Telefonica Deutschland (germany) (O2Dn.DE) that would be required in order to identify and implement improved standards for the protection of the critical elements in the network, the Handelsblatt daily reported earlier, quoting from the draft code.
More generally, merchants must be certified to be trustworthy, to give customers a legal recourse to get them to join and to claim damages if evidence is found that the equipment has been used for espionage, or sabotage.
In the certification of critical equipment in the meanwhile are to be received from the German cyber security authority, the Federal Office for information security (BSI).
These requirements are in line with the main rules, back in March, in advance of the preparation of the complete set of rules, the Federal Network Regulator (federal network agency) and the BSI.
Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Vera Eckert and Douglas Busvine; Editing by Alexander Smith