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Germany Resists US Pressure – Won’t Ban Huawei From Providing 5G Mobile Technology



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Mar 20 2019
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As the U.S. desperately tries to isolate and block its allies from using the Chinese 5G technology, Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, has dealt a major blow to the Trump administration. She announced on Tuesday that the biggest economy of the European Union will not bend over to the pressure to boycott the Huawei.

 

Merkel delivered her message at the Global Solutions summit in Berlin – “There are two things I don’t believe in. First, to discuss these very sensitive security questions publicly, and second, to exclude a company simply because it’s from a certain country.” She said the German government’s approach is to not simply exclude one actor, but rather include all the competitors for the 5G technology.

 

Earlier, Germany’s economy minister, Peter Altmaier, said that the nation did not want to ban Huawei from the 5G auction. And there’s a reason why the EU cannot afford to sideline the China’s from participating in the 5G offering. European carriers have warned their governments that sidelining Huawei would delay fifth-generation networks by years.

Chancellor Angela Merkel - Global Solutions Summit in Berlin

On the same day Merkel made the announcement that Germany will not discriminate against Huawei, the country started selling 5G airwaves to carriers such as Deutsche Telekom AG, Vodafone Group PLC and Telefonica SA. As Germany tries to reduce its dependence on old and obsolete technology and engineering, the rollout of 5G is critical to the country’s future economy.

 

Jochen Homann, chairman of the German Federal Network Agency (BNA), said excluding Huawei’s equipment would present significant problems for the auction winners. He said – “Huawei is an important supplier, already present in our previous networks – it will be difficult to do without such companies and this is not at all what we want.”

 

Already, Germany, despite being the largest economy in the 28-member EU, lags behind Qatar and even Albania when it comes to mobile internet speeds. Germany was ranked 43th spot with its download speed of an embarrassing 31.33 Mbps. Qatar commands the global fourth fastest mobile internet speed at 59.44 Mbps, while Albania at 16th place (46.48 Mbps).

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Fifth-generation wireless, or 5G, is the latest mobile internet technology engineered to greatly increase the speed and responsiveness of wireless networks. With 5G, data transmitted over wireless broadband connections could travel at rates as high as 20-Gbps by some estimates – making it the buzzword as the backbone of future cities and even driverless cars.

 

Washington has warned it could scale back the sharing of sensitive information with Berlin if it does not exclude hardware made by Huawei from its 5G infrastructure, arguing that Chinese equipment could help Beijing spy on Western companies and governments. Such argument has been rubbished by Huawei repeatedly, including its founder Ren Zhengfei.

 

The threat from the U.S. escalated when NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, US General Curtis Scaparrotti, warned Germany that NATO forces would cut communications if Berlin decided to work with Huawei. The general said the US military was concerned about the risk of Germany’s telecommunications being compromised.

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It would be interesting to see if the U.S. is really going to withhold intelligence from Germany now that Merkel has decided to defy Washington. However, the chancellor has also expressed her concerns about network security, saying that Germany will be tightening requirements for companies that want to supply the 5G technology – whether they come from China or elsewhere.

 

As far back as 2012, Huawei and ZTE Corp were the subjects of an investigation that looked into whether their equipment could pose a threat to U.S. interests. Since then, the U.S. has been warning its allies against using Huawei technology for critical infrastructure, especially the members of the so-called Five Eyes, a group of five English speaking countries – U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain.

 

Still, the U.S. has not been able to provide any evidence of China uses Huawei as their spying tools. In its latest retaliation against American hate-campaign against the Chinese company, Huawei slapped the U.S. government with a lawsuit, arguing that a law that bans United States federal agencies from buying Huawei products is against its very own Constitution.

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But the best retaliation happened when Huawei brought its war with the U.S. to the phone industry’s biggest trade show – MWC Barcelona – where 100,000 participants were given another side of the story of the US-Huawei war. Besides telling a packed main auditorium that the U.S. had absolutely “no evidence” to back their “spying” claims, Huawei also dropped two bombshells.

 

Reminding the audiences to a US federal law that compels U.S. tech companies to provide law enforcement officials with the requested data stored on servers – even if they are located on foreign soil – Huawei’s rotating Chairman Guo Ping said the real reason the U.S. declares war on Huawei was because the U.S. spy agencies could not spy beyond Huawei equipments.

 

The other reason being Huawei, after investing heavily in 5G research for the past 10 years, has positioned the company roughly a year ahead of its competitors. Hence, the U.S. had no choice but to keep the company out of the world’s reach by portraying the Chinese solution as a security threat. In doing so, the U.S. can retain its ability to spy until the country, which has fallen behind, can catch up.

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Germany’s decision not to block out Huawei from participating in 5G solutions provides the clearest proof that the Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer possesses the cutting-edge technology in the fifth-generation mobile internet technology. After all, it was the European carriers that sidelining Huawei would delay fifth-generation networks by years.

 

Merkel’s decision also means Huawei top executive’s claims that the U.S. is behind China in the 5G technology are somehow true. More importantly, Germany does not fully trust its ally United States, not since the 2015’s revelation of the U.S. National Security Agency tapping phone calls involving Chancellor Angela Merkel and her closest advisers for years.

 

However, the rollout of 5G in Germany will probably take years. The government wants the winning bidders to offer 5G service to at least 98% of German households, motorways and rail lines. But the carriers are still rolling out their 4G capacity. Germany hopes 4G will be fully available across all of its most important railways only by 2022.

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It is estimated that 4G usages in Europe will peak in 2023 and thereafter the 5G will be available to about three-quarters of Europeans by 2025, although some 5G services could be launched earlier. Hamburg, along with Venice, are two European cities currently chosen in the testing of the super speedy 5G data service.

 

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Just to spite the Yank neocons and their Asian whining plantation niggah stooges, I spent some big moolahs buying a Huawei M20 Pro, and a Huawei M5 Pro tablet PC, buying both at the same time just to boost Huawei’s earnings during the trade war the Yanks would never win against the Chinese.

Have to say both toys are blooming brilliant, can shaft any Apple product upside down and inside out!

I am finding more Chinese products to spend money on.

Malaysians just can’t stop lovin’ Chinese products, religiously worship the latest Chinese handphones even before they can wallop a salesman to get a toy free!

Dumb for any politician to play the Chinese, scrap a project, revive a project, scrap a project, give discount lah, what no free gift kah… comes the time, you will as usual find the Chinese shaft any puny small-time kampong wonder playing Macaivillain to a nation of ignorant and grateful Chinese products buyers.

We happily surrendered to the Nipponese, and the Brits before them, no reason why we can’t kowtow and crawl to the Chinese, our politicians should stop their back alley “tough guy” posturing to China, look! – even a tiny red dot island Singapore can spit on our ridiculous posturing!

Kudos and chutzpah to the Jerries for telling the Yanks to get off their nipples, hope in time to come more Europeans would find their midget langsat to tell the Yanks what soggy donuts to stick their limp hot anjings into!

A good news for huawei at last.

It is no coincidence that these flurry of negative propaganda against China came in at a time when the West, especially, USA, were itching to work up a case to put in place a sanction on that evil communist country where it has the temerity to craft a Made in China 2025. China’s industrial policy is aimed at rapidly expanding its high-tech sectors and developing its advanced manufacturing base, but President Trump and other leaders of industrial democracies see the plan as a threat.

The US arrest, via its lapdog Canada, of Sabrina Meng the CFO of Huawei and daughter of Huawei founder gave an idea the length these ‘democratic’ matsallehs would go in its fight for the 5G dominance.

But it seems China is not so easily vanquished and is fighting back. The latest report from Germany seems to give it a leg up.

Germany concludes that Huawei is safer than USA 4G…it has made a comprehensive comparison, between the security of USA’s 4G system and China’s 5G system, and arrived at the following conclusions :

1. In terms of data security, although USA has constantly stressed the need for defense against China and Russia internet spying, so far not a single case is known, to date, where the Chinese state or Chinese companies have surreptitiously installed ‘notorious kill switches that can shut down complete wireless network sectors”.

In contrast, the US has openly used its own 4G system to constantly spy on all users. Edward Snowden’s released documents show “that the USA’s NSA has infected tens of thousands of computers with a sleeper software that can be activated at the flick of a switch and do whatever the US government wants it to do, even if in doubt, shut down a foreign country’s cellphone network” [12]. As the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) has noted, meanwhile, the “US company Verizon’s products are no longer being used in network of the German government and parliament ” in order to prevent USA from continuing to spy on them.

2. Since the US has also been constantly spying on all Huawei’s transactions for many decades, any secret disclosure by Huawei to the Chinese government would by now have been discovered, but to date, the USA government has not been able to provide any proof of such data disclosure. Hence the obvious conclusion is that Huawei’s system is very much safer than any American system.

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