Controversial infrastructure: the German authorities keep the Huawei ban is not necessary

The new safety requirements for the construction of 5G networks take shape – at least in technical terms. The Federal network Agency on Tuesday published the ca

Controversial infrastructure: the German authorities keep the Huawei ban is not necessary

The new safety requirements for the construction of 5G networks take shape – at least in technical terms. The Federal network Agency on Tuesday published the catalogue sets out the criteria and rules, which the telecommunications company with the purchase of components, construction, and operation of the networks. Special requirements for the controversial Chinese equipment maker Huawei there is not in it.

Helmut Bünder

economic correspondent in Düsseldorf.

F. A. Z.

The United States and the United Kingdom have him excluded from the construction of their 5G networks, because they accuse him of too great a proximity to the Beijing government and security risks to espionage and Sabotage, fear. In Berlin, you don't want to go so far, though there are also concerns.

The provisions of the Federal Chancellery, the Federal Ministry for economic Affairs and the Ministry of transport is, again, that Huawei supplies should not be a priori prohibited. They should, rather, be in accordance with the same specifications, tested and evaluated, such as the European and American competitors.

continuous security monitoring

This line follows the of the network Agency together with the Federal office for information security (BSI) and the data protection commissioners of the Federation and worked catalog. Safety-critical components must be certified by manufacturers and suppliers trustworthiness are to obtain the "nature of explanations". And the network operator should always shop with different manufacturers in order to avoid dependencies.

"It is important to ensure that dependencies on third parties the security of networks or services as well as personal data will not be affected," it says in the paper, a passage that could at least be on Huawei coined. Also the Express obligation not required, that confidential customer data abroad.

in Principle, the network operator must use the "reliability, trustworthy and quality" of the supplier. Continuous security monitoring in the enterprise, and other protective measures to ensure the ongoing operation of the networks.

Updated Date: 11 August 2020, 12:20

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