The United States appreciated European Union’s new rules on 5G
networks, but pressed them to ban China’s Huawei technology.
The EU’s executive Commission this week presented a set of rules and technical measures aimed at reducing
“As many critical services will depend on 5G, ensuring the security of our networks is of high strategic importance for the entire European Union,” the EU’s executive vice president overseeing digital strategy, Margrethe Vestager, said at a press briefing in Brussels.
The EU’s executive Commission did not explicitly mention companies, but a clear reference is to the Chinese firm Huawei.
On Tuesday, the British Government agreed to assign a limited role for Huawei in the country’s 5G network, but highlighted that “high risk vendors” would be excluded from the building of “sensitive” core infrastructure.
The decision to do not completely ban Huawei doesn’t satisfy the US Government that believe the decision will give a significant advantage to the Chinese Government.
“We call on our European allies and partners to implement the EU recommendations by adopting strong, risk-based security measures that exclude high-risk suppliers from all parts of their 5G networks,” reads a statement from the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Pompeo confirmed the
“It is misguided to think that the risks associated with installing equipment from