EU insists European companies could replace Huawei in 5G network

By Daniel Bellamy with AFP  

last updated: 26/07/2020 – 15:21

European companies Nokia and Ericsson can provide the European Union with everything it needs to develop 5G infrastructure if the Chinese company Huawei were sidelined for security reasons, the European Commission said on Friday.

Three firms offer complete solutions for 5G: Finland’s Nokia, Sweden’s Ericsson and Chinese Huawei, said a European official, who wanted to remain anonymous.

Others, such as Korea’s Samsung and China’s ZTE, offer solutions “for part of the network”, the official added.

Security must come first for Europe, the Commission said in a report published on Friday.


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