German authorities probe potential Huawei security risks - Funke

German authorities probe potential Huawei security risks - Funke

The U.S. has been citing national security as a reason behind excluding Chinese equipment, alleging their hardware could provide backdoor access to the Chinese government to harm American networks.

The US Justice Department has charged Huawei with conspiring to violate US sanctions on Iran and with stealing robotic technology from T-Mobile.

Huawei has said it is willing for its equipment and activities to be supervised by the European Union (EU) as it continues to fend off the threat of restrictions on the use of its kit in 5G networks.

"Contracts are going out now", a source close to the administration told Politico. "So there's a lot of pressure now to get this EO out there".

Citing a matter of national security, the United States has not only called for Huawei's ban in the country, but has also urged its allies to do the same.

The sources said the United States government plans to issue the directive before MWC Barcelona, a major industry conference scheduled to take place on 25-28 February, to signal that future U.S. high-end technology contracts must focus on cybersecurity.

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Trump's telecom directive, which will invoke the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, has been finished for months.

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.

Implementing a ban might also be easier said than done. It is unclear if that will still happen.

Huawei has already set up information security labs in Germany and Britain aimed at building confidence that its equipment does not contain "back doors" exposing networks to cyber spies. He was detained by local authorities together with a state security official suspected of collusion with the first accused. We choose to ensure security'.

"Huawei is a closely watched company", he said. According to Handelsblatt sources, these guidelines must be ready before the auction for frequencies for the 5G network starts. "We need to figure out how to do this now". While they continue to work toward a final decision, the ministers concluded that singling out Huawei from a list of suppliers was not legally viable, the official said Thursday on condition of anonymity in accordance with government protocol. President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping leaving after a business leaders event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017.

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