Trump reportedly will ban Chinese telecom equipment next week


The main basis for Washington's fears is a perception that Huawei is linked to the Chinese government and that the use of the company's equipment risks the possibility of backdoors that could be used for espionage.

Pressure has been growing on Huawei in Britain, one of its most important markets in Europe, since a government report in July past year found that technical and supply-chain issues with the company's equipment had exposed national telecom networks to new security risks.

"Our solid track record in security is our strongest evidence [against the security allegations]", said Ryan Ding, the head of Huawei's carrier business group.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has ruled out an outright ban targeting Chinese equipment supplier Huawei Technologies the country moves toward building its ultrafast fifth-generation networks, according to a government official.

'It is a complicated and involved process and will take at least three to five years to see tangible results.

A spokesman for the parliament science and technology committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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It's believed Huawei and ZTE aren't specifically named in the executive order, but the companies would obviously fall under the category of Chinese telecom equipment providers.

The Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE have been in the Trump administration's crosshairs as part of a broader focus on Chinese national security threats that has paralleled the ongoing trade war.

German ministers had discussed how to safeguard security in future 5G mobile networks, amid intense debate over whether to shut Huawei out of the market, sources separately told Reuters.

The Head of Huawei in Poland, Tonny Bao made the announcement in a recent news conference and stated that the company is ready to set up a cybersecurity center in the nation if the Polish authorities accept this proposal to be a trusted solution.

The supervisory panel also said that "technical issues" had been identified in Huawei's engineering processes, leading to "new risks in the United Kingdom telecommunications networks". For us, it is a matter of security or nothing; there is no third option.

According to reports, the recently arrested Huawei employee has been pleading innocence ever since the arrest, yet the firm is still facing scrutiny globally over the incident.