New German rules leave 5G open telecommunications door to Huawei


BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany has finalized rules on the removal of 5G mobile networks that the Huawei Technologies of China will not include in the creams to the United States.

Government officials confirmed that the German security catalog was intended to evaluate technical and other criteria, but that no single seller would be barred to create a level playing field for equipment vendors.

“We are not taking any deliberate decision to prohibit any actor, or any company,” said German government spokesman Steffen Seibert with a news conference in Berlin on Monday.

The United States pressed its allies Huawei, the leading dealer of telecommunications equipment with a global market share of 28%, saying doors were back at their gear to allow China to view other countries.

The German operators are Huawei's customers and warned that a ban on the Chinese seller would delay years and billions of dollars in costs associated with 5G networks.

The Shenzhen-based company denied the allegations made by Washington, which applied export controls to Huawei in May, hampering its smart phone business and asking whether the Chinese company can market its lead. keep.

US officials also argued that, under Chinese national information law, all citizens and companies are required to cooperate with spying efforts.


Officials said that the German security catalog was due to be published shortly, declaring an earlier decision to maintain a level playing field for next generation network providers that will give power to highly fast mobile broadband services or run 'smart' factories, offices and cities. .

It is expected that billions of devices, sensors and cameras will be enthusiastic, 5G networks will be much ubiquitous than their predecessors. At the same time, it is more difficult to keep track of cyber threats because 5G networks rely more on software that can be easily updated.

The German rules come after the European Union warned last week of the risk of increased cyber attacks on 5G networks by state-backed actors. However, a report compiled by Member States stopped China naming it as a threat.

Deutsche Telekom web operators (DTEGn.DE), Vodafone (VOD.L) and Telefonica Deutschland (O2Dn.DEthat they would need to identify and implement improved security standards for critical network elements, the Handelsblatt was reported daily earlier, stating the draft rule book.

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On a broader basis, sellers should be certified as reliable vendors, providing a legitimate interest to customers to exclude them and seek damages if there is evidence that equipment has been used for spying or sabotage.

Critical equipment would need to be certified by the German cyber security authority, the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

These requirements were in line with the main land rules which were returned in March before the full set of rules were drafted by the Federal Network Regulator (BNetzA) and the BSI.

Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Vera Eckert and Douglas Busvine wrote; Edited by Alexander Smith

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