The United States has no pleasure in the fact that in Switzerland, a 5G cellular network with technology from China is to be built. Sunrise wants to create the appropriate infrastructure with the Chinese Huawei group. The government of President Donald Trump has intervened before the Federal Council. The Department of foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed that it has exchanged with the US-Embassy in Bern "on a diplomatic level on this issue".
At the Embassy, it means that the US is "urging" ("urge"), both "allies such as friends, the safety of the 5G technology". You use for more secure telecommunications networks and supply chains, "which are free from suppliers, which are subject to the control of foreign States". The risk of improper influence, unauthorized access and malicious cyber-activities should be reduced.
Federal Council delegated responsibility to Sunrise
more Violent the Intervention was in Germany, where Huawei is also in the construction of 5G networks involved. The United States threatened recently by the German government, with the consequences for intelligence cooperation as well as the constraints in the cooperation within the Nato. The US is afraid that the 5G technology could be a gateway for Chinese espionage and Sabotage. Huawei is kept in a large proximity to the government. The company has all of the safety walls.
The Federal Council has, however, pressure from the United States to give in. He was aware of the challenges, writes the EDA. "In principle, it must always be assumed that the infrastructure is independent of the manufacturer and his residence is unsafe and unauthorized access may be possible." The Federal Council had legally no influence on the procurement of network components from foreign suppliers. "The protection and safety of their own infrastructure in Switzerland is the responsibility of the respective companies."
Created: 16.03.2019, 23:29 PM