Huawei Confident It Will Meet German 5G Standards
Germany has decided to level the playing field and offer all foreign companies fair and equal chances to build the national 5G infrastructure. Huawei has responded, claiming that despite the warnings of the United States, they will be able to comply and meet these standards.
- By Kaitlyn DeHaven
- Jun 26, 2019
Huawei, a Chinese technology and telecoms group, said that it is confident it will meet the fifth-generation mobile networks security requirements Germany is setting.
Germany has chosen to level the playing field and offer all foreign companies fair and equal chances to build the national 5G infrastructure, despite warnings from the United States against Huawei. The criteria Germany set out for companies in March includes strong encryption and sabotage-proofing the networks. The criteria are still being refined.
According to DW, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said companies that have submitted bids for Germany’s 5G technology would only be allowed to install components if they had security certificates.
He said the safety of telecommunications in Germany, the protection of citizens’ data, and the certainty of German law being adhered to were the key elements in awarding the contracts. Furthermore, he said the decisions would be taken on the basis of clear security criteria through the certification of hardware and software.
Werner Hass, Huawei Germany’s CTO, responded a few days later, claiming there would be no issue in making sure Huawei was ready to meet 5G standards.
“We expect there to be good and pragmatic (security) solutions – and we have no doubt that we will fulfill them,” Haas said.
Kaitlyn DeHaven is the Associate Content Editor for the Infrastructure Solutions Group at 1105 Media.