Jan 18, 2019 04:47 PM

Friday Tech Briefing: Germany Looks to Ban Huawei From 5G

1. Germany Looks to Ban Huawei From 5G

Germany is moving to prevent Huawei from supplying its 5G mobile phone network, joining a growing number of countries blocking the Chinese telecom giant over espionage fears, the Financial Times reports.

A statement from the German economics ministry said the safety of products offered by telecoms suppliers was “highly relevant” to the security of its future 5G network. The government would be “guided” by such concerns in its buildout of the network.

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