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U.S. lifts request for Germany to ban Huawei in 5G contracts: report

April 9, 2019


The U.S. government is no longer urging Germany to ban Chinese vendor Huawei, as it is satisfied with the strict regulations set by the European country for the provision of 5G network equipment, according to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

The U.S. authorities are “highly satisfied” with a regulation introduced by Germany’s Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) last month, which sets strict security standards for 5G regardless of the provider. While the new regulation does not exclude any country or company — including Huawei –it does make sure that foreign vendors cannot undermine Germany’s security standards.

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