[global network comprehensive report] when asked whether pushing Huawei out of China in terms of 5g mobile network expansion will lead to a competitive disadvantage, German Federal Minister of economy and energy, altmaier, said on the 23rd, local time, that the EU supported the idea of free competition, but said he was not against Huawei.
Reuters said altmair made the remarks after a video conference held by EU competition ministers on Friday. Mr. altmaier said he was not against Huawei. However, he added that a strong European player is needed in this area.
Despite constant pressure from the United States on the 5g network issue, Germany has previously expressed its opposition to a total ban on Huawei. On September 23, according to a report quoted by a person familiar with the situation, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is not willing to exclude Huawei from the construction of 5g network in Germany for the reason of coming from China. In the face of pressure from hawkish us and German lawmakers, Merkel refused to compromise on its core position, saying that Germany could not issue a targeted ban on Huawei, according to people familiar with the matter.
According to German weekly focus, Huawei is one of the leaders of 5g technology and is very persuasive in terms of price and quality. Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone are currently building 5g networks covering about 40 million Germans. About half of the 5g antenna equipment comes from Huawei. These Huawei components may have to be replaced if Germany implements stricter security regulations. German telecom operators will lose billions of euros and lag behind other countries in 5g construction.
Source: global network editor: Qiao JunJing_ NBJ11279