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    Germany Open to Huawei’s 5G Business

    With the U.S. leading a global charge to ban the Chinese telecommunications giant over cybersecurity concerns, the head of Germany’s federal network agency has said Huawei is free to participate in the construction of 5G infrastructure in his country. Although Washington’s ambassador to Berlin threatened consequences if Huawei was allowed in, Jochen Homann said he hasn’t seen any evidence yet of a security risk.

    Why does Germany need Huawei? Since German operators already use Huawei technology in some capacity, the company’s exclusion from the local market would delay Germany’s 5G rollout.

    Don’t miss OZY’s Special Briefing on the Huawei scandal.

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