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Media: Germany has decided to abandon Chinese components in the 5G network

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul11,2024

Media: Germany has decided to abandon Chinese components in the 5G network

The German government and mobile operators have reached an agreement in principle to phase out components of Chinese technology companies from the 5G network over the next five years.

As “European Truth” writes, Reuters reports this with reference to informed sources.

The agreement reached gives operators Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica Deutschland more time to replace critical parts.

Under a previous agreement driven by security concerns, the operators will first remove 5G equipment from companies such as Huawei from their data centers and ZTE in 2026, the sources said. According to them, the final contract has not yet been signed.

In response to a request for comment on the situation, Germany's interior ministry told Reuters that the government's negotiations with mobile operators are ongoing.

“The government is acting on the basis of a national security strategy and a strategy towards China to reduce possible security risks and dependencies.” , – an agency official said.

Germany is considered a laggard in implementing European Union security measures for 5G networks.

The country's telecommunications operators have previously resisted government efforts to phase out Huawei services , while the Chinese company called it “politicization” of cyber security in Germany.

Last week, the European Commission introduced temporary countervailing duties on imports of electric cars from China.

Before that, the US urged Europe to take China's support seriously Russia.

Recall that Germany has a strategy for China, which states that the PRC remains an indispensable partner in solving global problems, and in recent years, against the background of the centralization of power in the country, Sino-German rivalry and competition have intensified.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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