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EU could exclude Huawei of 5G only

The EU Commission checks according to insiders exclusion of Chinese firms such as Huawei in the construction of the new mobile wireless standards 5G in Europe.

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EU could exclude Huawei of 5G only

The EU Commission checks according to insiders exclusion of Chinese firms such as Huawei in the construction of the new mobile wireless standards 5G in Europe. Exploring the possibilities is still at an early stage, and the implementation could prove to be complicated, said four EU representatives on Wednesday, the Reuters news Agency. Nevertheless, Huawei device, so that in the debate about the safety of the network elements of Chinese manufacturers, international, is becoming stronger under pressure.

A possible approach of the Commission would be to have a law for cyber security by 2016 to the new 5G networks to expand and thus, as a critical infrastructure to be classified, said the Insider. Thus, all member States must take measures, appropriate safety. EU firms could use no equipment more countries or companies that were under suspicion of espionage.

USA to put pressure on

Huawei, the services for some time under the special supervision of Western intelligence, rejects the accusations of possible espionage. The group intends to work together with the European authorities in the development of Standards for cyber security in Europe, a spokeswoman said.

The United States is trying to prevent domestic companies on the purchase of Huawei equipment, and urge other Western States to do the same. Australia and new Zealand have excluded the technology giant already of 5G Development.

The prosecution in the US against the Chinese Telecom equipment supplier Huawei led the local customers, Swisscom and Sunrise, so far, unimpressed. Huawei Swisscom components, in order to speed up the Internet on the traditional copper wires. For Sunrise the Chinese to build the super-fast mobile network of the new 5G Standards.

Swiss telecoms provider to keep Huawei

Sunrise for the Chinese Partner, was it on request. There are no plans to change the technology supplier. In the operations in the US, it is a matter of political Decisions.

Swisscom have been following the current discussion on the safety of network elements intensely and take it very seriously, informed the Swiss market leader for the partnership with Huawei. You have, however, on the basis of investigations and discussions so far, no signs that the network of espionage from China is affected.

politically, was Huawei so far, in Switzerland, hardly on the Radar. In Parliament there was since 2012, three stores to the Chinese supplier. Two of them revolved around questions of security.

Council of States wants to Huawei check

The situation has changed, however. On Monday it became known that the security policy Commission of the Council of States wants to take the Chinese network equipment supplier expected to be in April under the magnifying glass. Has called for the investigation in the Canton of Vaud SP Council of States Géraldine Savary. It could be that neighbouring countries such as Germany are concerned, and Switzerland have the feeling to be resilient against forms of espionage from abroad.

Also, the Federal Council is to respond to this question: of The Ticino CVP national councillor Fabio Regazzi announced, a corresponding Interpellation to submit.

5G is the next global standard for mobile phones. It aims to provide data speeds that are at least 100 Times faster than the current 4G networks, and for very low reaction times. In addition, there will be no interruptions during the Transfer are to be feared. The conditions are as they are for future key technologies such as Autonomous Driving or the networking of machines in the industry. (hvw/red/reu)

Created: 30.01.2019, 21:36 PM

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