Poland intends to exclude equipment from Huawei for its future 5G network in favor of European players.
This was stated by a government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, writes Reuters.
Policy of the Polish government consider the following steps along with the European Union and NATO, but has not yet identified any manufacturer of telecommunications equipment can replace the Huawei, the sources said.
January 11, the Polish authorities have announced the arrest of a Chinese citizen, employee of the local Department of Huawei, on charges of espionage.
“The arrest of a spy means the end of discussion,” said the source. “I think that the Chinese will not be present in 5G in Poland.”
The Finnish company Nokia and the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson are the two leading European competitors who could provide the equipment for 5G network in Poland.
The President of Poland Andrzej Duda also suggested that Huawei will probably get suspended.
“I, of course, closer cooperation with European or American firms than with manufacturers from Asia,” said Duda, in an interview with Polish website Money.pl.
Last year the biggest in Poland of the mobile phone company Orange Polska and T-Mobile began a collaboration with Huawei to build 5G networks, but it seems to change.
A number of States, particularly the United States, Canada, Australia, UK and Japan have placed significant restrictions on Huawei and ZTE (Norway and Germany are also considering similar steps) because of concerns that the use of the products of the companies will make their networks vulnerable to intrusion and spying from the outside. Huawei has denied such suspicions.
Equipment Huawei supposedly “black doors”, which give Chinese intelligence agencies access to encrypted data devices, although Beijing denies this. The European Commission is convinced that Chinese companies are producing chips that can be used “to obtain our secrets.”