Huawei Faces Potential 5G Network Ban Across the European Union (EU)
Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, could face a ban on developing critical 5G network infrastructure in the European Union (EU) as early as next year, according to a report by the Financial Times (FT). The EU is reportedly considering a ban on Huawei and other companies deemed as “security risks” at a bloc level due to concerns that individual member states, including Germany, are not moving quickly enough to implement the bloc’s recommendations on 5G and cybersecurity.
The recommendations put forward by the EU discuss the need for certifications from companies involved in building critical 5G infrastructure and the importance of diversifying suppliers. However, no explicit ban has been proposed. The FT report suggests that while all member states agreed to the recommendations three years ago, they have been slow in implementing them.