The German Foreign Ministry claims to have evidence of cooperation between Huawei and the Chinese secret services.
At the end of 2019, information was transmitted by United States, denouncing the company Huawei which actively cooperated with Chinese security authorities. These are the first lines of the article of the German newspaper Handelsblatt, information coming directly from German Foreign Ministry, showing clear evidence of collaboration between the manufacturer and the Chinese secret services.
Furthermore, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chinese companies cannot be considered reliable enough to meet the security standards necessary for 5G network technology».
This controversy is not likely to work in Huawei’s favour. Indeed, the manufacturer intends to have a major role in the deployment of 5G in Europe, despite the trade sanctions imposed by the United States.
The 5G race is expected to be complicated
On 29 January 2020, the United Kingdom decided to ignore Donald Trump’s warnings and let the manufacturer participate in the development of the British 5G network.
In France, Huawei case is still under discussion while in Germany two camps stand out.
On the one hand policies, which call for the outright exclusion of the manufacturer in the 5G race.
On the other hand, the German telecommunications services, which want to warn the public authorities of the dramatic consequences of the setting aside of Huawei.
For telephony and communications professionals, removing the company is equivalent to taking 2 to 3 years of delay in the establishment of 5G in Germany. To delay the debate, Angela Merkel demanded that parliamentarians rule on the Huawei case by March 2020.
The veracity of the evidence held by the German Foreign Ministry remains to be seen.
The manufacturer Huawei denies this case en bloc
Obviously, the Shenzhen firm defended its position and immediately denied the accusations of the German authorities: Huawei Technologies has done nothing to compromise the security of its customers, networks and data, and will never do so.