Earlier this week, the German Cabinet issued a bill to the Bundestag to allow Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei to establish 5G networks in the region, but only if strict security measures must be taken.
According to the AsiaTimes report, the proposed legislation will make Huawei and telecommunications equipment providers financially responsible for damage to security. This will also provide security agencies with complete network access to determine the integrity of the network.
In other words, although Washington lobbied the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel to completely ban the Chinese technology giant, Germany is still cooperating with Huawei on 5G construction, but the conditions are strict.
It is worth noting that, as the Wall Street Journal wrote, the US media described the newly proposed German law as “a setback to the outgoing US government”. In addition, the decision of the Merkel administration may be different if Donald Trump has been re-elected.
Copies of these proposed laws were leaked in Germany as early as November, but they now appear to have been consolidated.
This should be another victory for Huawei in Europe, especially after governments in the region follow in the footsteps of the United States.
Previously, the UK completely banned the company and aimed to phase out the company’s technology from the existing network infrastructure. Although Huawei plans to build a network equipment manufacturing plant in the region, France has adopted a similar approach.