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The German minister is in any doubt, Huawei’s participation in the 5G build-out

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Monday, the doubt, the question of whether the Chinese telecommunication equipment supplier, Huawei Technologies, and be able to participate in the development and roll-out of the country and the fifth-generation of data networks (5G).

FILE PHOTO: German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, listens during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt, 29 October, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammed Abd El-Ghany

Maas told reporters in Berlin that Huawei is a company that is dependent on China for its national security laws, which are intended to Ascend were required to disclose information to the government.

Germany would, therefore, add a test of the reliability of the 5G, safety catalogue, which is primarily intended to be a review of the technical specifications, Maas said.

In this test, the reliability, the German authorities are investigating whether the company is being forced by the laws of the country in order to share information and data that really need to be protected, the Maas has said, adding: “This has been the case with a Smartphone.”

The comments made by the minister of foreign affairs, in the strongest sign, but the city is prepared to take a tougher approach to the Smartphone, and may be excluded from a Chinese seller, at least a part of the 5G network.

Government officials confirmed last month that Germany’s so-called security catalog is provided for the evaluation of the technical and other criteria, but that said, no vendor should be prohibited in order to create a level playing field to equipment suppliers.

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 or June, hobbling the business, and to raise 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.

Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Michael Nienaber; Editing by Lincoln Feast

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