Why Europe Won't Shut the Door on Huawei
Jun 13, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
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- The rollout of 5G in Europe will largely fall to individual countries, though the European Union will pressure member states to update their security requirements for 5G partners to mitigate the potential risks.
- But while many EU countries will introduce regulations that could restrict the participation in China's Huawei in the development of their 5G networks, completely banning the company from any market — which is what the United States has called for — remains unlikely.
- Since Huawei is already a key player in 4G networks in Europe, many governments will ultimately decide that the fastest and cheapest way to implement 5G technology is to continue using Huawei.