given the clearest signal yet that equipment maker Huawei will not be excluded from bidding to build the country’s 5G network, said the Financial Times.
Germany’s telecoms regulator told the Financial Times in an interview, “The position the Bundesnetzagentur takes is that no equipment supplier, including Huawei, should, or may, be specifically excluded.”
Homann said his agency had yet to see evidence to back up US security concerns of Beijing’s influence in the Chinese group’s technology, that could potentially lead to espionage or cyber sabotage; “The Bundesnetzagentur has not received any concrete indications against Huawei. Nor are we aware of any other body in Germany that has received any reliable indications.”
The Bundesnetzagentur launched its auction of 5G spectrum last month, with bidding continuing on Friday after more than three weeks and 180 rounds. The four operators competing for licenses to operate 5G networks, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Telefónica and Drillisch, have so far made bids totaling more than €5.2 billion.