Portugal considers banning Huawei from national 5G networks (www.engadget.com)

Portugal considers banning Huawei from national 5G networks


The document didnt call out Huawei specifically, but as China isnt a member of NATO, the OCED or the EU, the company, alongside other Chinese suppliers like ZTE, would effectively be excluded from participating in Portugals 5G networks should the countrys cabinet approve the security councils recommendation.

Huawei has no prior knowledge of, and hasnt been consulted about, this matter, a Huawei spokesperson told the Financial Times. Over the past two decades, Huawei has worked with Portuguese carriers to build out wireless networks and provide quality services that connect millions of people.

As reported by Bloomberg, the government of Portugal this week recommended barring local carriers from sourcing 5G equipment from suppliers based outside of the European Union or from countries that arent part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OCED).

In a statement Portugals Higher Council for Cybersecurity shared on Thursday, the government said firms outside those jurisdictions pose a high risk to the security of the countrys wireless networks.

Portugal could become the latest country to effectively ban Huawei and other Chinese firms from participating in its 5G buildouts.


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