Huawei is fighting to convince the European authorities that there is no espionage techniques behind the equipment it provides, as the US accuses. But for now, it doesn’t work out.
Huawei is looking to make the most of Europe from 5G. But he can’t get rid of the suspicion so easily that he is actually spying on his equipment in favor of the Beijing government. At the moment, there is no unitary decision at European level on whether or not the Chinese should be accepted in the development of new 5G networks.
But decisions are made individually by each country. The UK, for example, could cause many European countries to refuse Huawei. That’s after the British Parliament’s Defense Committee said it had evidence that Huawei was acting in complicity with the Chinese state.
Huawei’s plans in Europe in question
British lawmakers on the Defense Committee say they have clear evidence that the Chinese giant is acting in collusion with the communist government in Beijing and that Britain may have to remove all Huawei equipment from its networks earlier than planned. If this is the case, then it is a blow to the Chinese, since the United Kingdom is one of the major European markets in which Huawei operates.
The announcement comes after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had asked for Huawei equipment to be removed from the currently developing 5G network by the end of 2027.
“The West must urgently unite to propose a counterweight to China’s tech domination. We must not surrender our national security for the sake of short-term technological development, “said Tobias Ellwood, chairman of the Defense Commission.
The British press notes that so far no details have been provided about this evidence. But if they exist and prove to be really harmful to the Chinese, then Huawei has big problems.
The company denies, as usual, these allegations. The Chinese said the report by British lawmakers lacked credibility.
“It’s based on opinions rather than facts. We are confident that people will see beyond these baseless allegations of complicity and instead remember what Huawei has offered Britain over the past 20 years, “said a spokesman for the Chinese giant.
It should be mentioned that Romania must also decide whether or not to work with Huawei. The 5G auction is scheduled for this year, but in the middle is a memorandum signed between Bucharest and Washington. It is not written in black and white that the Chinese should be excluded, but that is implied.