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Huawei faces fresh challenges for company in France, Germany

US officials have briefed allies that Huawei is at the beck and call of the Chinese state, while warning that its network equipment may contain "back doors" that could open them up to cyber espionage

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faces fresh challenges in Europe after France’s said it would not hire the Chinese firm to build its next-generation network and Germany’s announced it would review its vendor strategy.

The shift by the national market leaders, both partly state owned, follows Huawei’s exclusion on national security grounds by some US allies, led by Australia, from building their fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks.

US officials have briefed allies that is ultimately at the beck and call of the Chinese state, while warning that its network equipment may contain “back doors” that could open them up to cyber espionage.

says those concerns are unfounded. Tensions have been heightened by the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer in Canada for possible extradition to the United States.

“We don’t foresee calling on Huawei for 5G,” CEO Stephane Richard told reporters in Paris. “

First Published: Sat, December 15 2018. 01:36 IST
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