New German rules leave 5G telecoms door open to Huawei

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New German rules leave 5G telecoms door open to Huawei

On Monday, the 14th of October 2019, German government officials told in a news conference in Berlin that Germany, the western European nation turbocharging a $4000 trillion economy as of December 31st, 2018, the largest among the euro zone economies and fourth-largest across the world by nominal GDP, had polished off a set of rules to build-out the nation's fifth-generation mobile networks, which had not excluded China's Huawei Technologies, world's No.1 telecommunication equipment manufacturer despite a yearlong lobbying from White House officials.

Meanwhile, in the face of an added tariff of 10 per cent dangling fire over EU's $7.5 billion worth of US export following a WTO arbitration earlier this month which went in favour of the United States, the latest move of the German government of Chancellor Angela Merkel to turn a deaf ear to United States' request to bar Huawei Technologies Inc.

from developing fifth-generation networks over accusations of espionage on behalf of China, proof of which had never been found, was widely contemplated as a steep insult to US President Donald Trump alongside his administration.

Besides, adding that after careful evaluation of a so-called security catalogue alongside other criteria, German officials found no viability of US accusations which could bar Huawei or any single vendor from taking part in developing the nation's fifth-generation telecommunication network, a spokesman of German government, Steffen Seibert told in a news conference in Berlin on Monday (October 14th), "We are not taking a pre-emptive decision to ban any actor, or any company. "