Germany faces losing U.S. intelligence if it uses Huawei equipment

The U.S. has warned Germany about possible repercussions of using Huawei in its upcoming 5G mobile network citing security concerns. Here a billboard for the Chinese telecom giant is seen in the Berlin Hauptbahnhof railway station

In the letter, Grenell warned the Germans their access to us intelligence could be scaled back if they use Huawei equipment, which the USA argues could be compromised by Chinese intelligence.

The United States government has accused Huawei of being a Trojan horse for the Chinese Communist government that poses a risk in cybersecurity through its 5G technology.

Germany shares USA concerns about giving China's Huawei a role in a next-generation mobile network, but will make an independent decision on how to safeguard its security, the country's transatlantic policy coordinator said on Tuesday.

The Wall Street Journal reports that US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell in the letter warned German officials that in the event of Huawei participating in the 5G network implementation, the intelligence sharing between Washington and Berlin would be impossible to maintain at the current level.

Neither the US State Department, the German economics minister nor Huawei immediately responded to requests for comment.

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Germany announced March 7 that it wouldn't ban any company from bidding on 5G contracts.

The guidelines also stipulate that networks should use components from several manufacturers; the agency said that these rules would apply to all vendors equally, not singling out Huawei Technologies.

The US security agency underscored that the US would not deny all intelligence from Germany in case the latter would go in bed with Huawei. Australia and New Zealand have all-out bans in place already. And other countries have issued security warnings about Huawei and China, including the Czech Republic and Lithuania.

The U.S. has been openly skeptical of Huawei's independence since at least 2012, when the House Intelligence Committee issued a report criticizing the tech company over its ties to China's communist government (and possibly the military) as well as a lack of transparency. Italy and Japan are reportedly considering the same move.

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