Germany Plans to Ban Huawei and ZTE from 5G Network | Digital Watch

Moscow, Russia 30 August 2019 Huawei telecom company logo on office building  against clear blue sky

Germany is planning to ban Huawei and ZTE from its 5G network due to national security concerns. However, this move could interfere with the rollout of 5G services in China.

The Chinese embassy expressed strong dissatisfaction towards Germany’s reported plans to ban Huawei and ZTE from the country’s 5G network.

The German government is accused of generalizing the concept of national security and abusing state power, in violation of economic laws and fair competition principles.

Western security officials claimed that Huawei and ZTE represent potential threats to national security due to their close ties with Beijing.

Germany passed legislation in 2021 to increase security standards for its 5G networks without implementing an outright ban on Chinese firms.

Huawei currently supplies nearly 60% of base stations and 5G services infrastructure in Germany.

China claims that the ban would interfere with the rollout of 5G services in the country, urging Germany to listen to rational voices within its own borders.