German Government Said to Rule Out Huawei Ban in 5G Expansion

German Government Said to Rule Out Huawei Ban in 5G Expansion

While Washington has already largely barred Huawei from supplying its government and contractors, it sees advanced European preparations for 5G mobile networks as a security risk that could also endanger the United States.

Past year it emerged the USA, which has long frozen out the company from its own telecommunications infrastructure, had been encouraging other western nations to take similar action.

"Over the years that we've worked with Huawei, we've not yet seen anything that gives us cause for concern", Marc Allera, the CEO of BT's consumer brands, told CNN on Friday.

This rhetoric has stepped up in the past week, with U.S. officials holding talks with the European Union in Brussels and there are plans for similar discussions with national governments.

The letter follows concerns raised previous year by the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) in its annual report.

In the speech, Huawei says it takes cybersecurity very seriously and believes it "should remain as a technical issue instead of an ideological issue".

Earlier on Thursday Italian daily La Stampa cited senior government sources as saying Rome was ready to use special powers to terminate contracts involving the Chinese operators. "Because technical issues can always be resolved through the right solutions, while an ideological issue cannot", he added.

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Relations between the United States and China worsened amid a current trade war between the countries since Trump announced last June that $50 billion worth of Chinese goods would be subject to 25 percent tariffs in a bid to fix the US-Chinese trade deficit.

Chinese technology giant Huawei has said security issues raised in a government report could take between three and five years to resolve.

These partners "have publicly endorsed their trust in Huawei".

He also reiterated that the company's products have never harmed national security of any country in the world. Enhancing our software engineering capabilities is like replacing components on a high-speed train in motion, ' Huawei's carrier business group president, Ryan Ding, said in the letter.

Liu will reiterate that Huawei has not and would never harm the interests of customers or countries.

'Were Huawei ever to engage in malicious behaviour, it would not go unnoticed - and it would certainly destroy our business.

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