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Germany Prioritizes 5G Network Security as It Mulls Huawei Risks

Jan. 7, 2019, 2:13 PM

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government said it is making security a high priority in Germany’s future telecom infrastructure, as it weighs whether to restrict the role of Chinese equipment supplier Huawei Technologies Co.

The security of fifth-generation wireless services is of “significant relevance,” the government said in the letter to a German lawmaker obtained by Bloomberg News on Jan. 7. “That’s especially true when building up such a network.”

Western governments are worried that Huawei’s systems could be used by Chinese intelligence. Australia and New Zealand banned Huawei equipment from the planned 5G networks of carriers in the countries, and the...

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