The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is once again making headlines in Europe after a report said Germany may forbid the use of some of its equipment in its 5G network.
Increasing tensions with Beijing, a senior European Union official has urged further EU nations to prohibit Chinese telecom companies ZTE and Huawei from using their 5G networks.
In order to protect their national security, more member states should stop upgrading their mobile internet infrastructure with “high-risk” vendors like Huawei and ZTE, according to EU commissioner for the internal market Thierry Breton.
The EU developed a “5G cybersecurity toolbox” in January 2020 with the intention of detecting the dangers associated with include particular 5G infrastructure providers in its rollout. as occurred at the same time as several nations, including the U.K., decided to forbid Huawei because to security concerns.