Poland is not willing to follow the US ban on Huawei 5G network equipment due to Huawei’s price advantage

Polan Huawei 5G

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Previously, some EU countries followed the United States to accuse Huawei of the existence of security problems in telecommunications equipment and thus prohibited the use of Huawei equipment in the construction of local 5G networks. The European Commission has also shared the construction of 5G networks among member states earlier and recommended that member states establish relevant risk assessments. However, although the United States pressured the EU to remove Huawei telecommunications equipment, the EU did not mention the need to ban Huawei equipment within the EU.

Polan Huawei 5G
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Poland, an EU member state, has also been evaluated and is working to improve safety standards, especially for 5G network setting restrictions. The telecommunications infrastructure in Poland is relatively more dependent on Huawei’s equipment, mainly because the price advantage of Huawei equipment can obviously save operators a lot of money. Therefore, Polish telecom operators are also testing 5G networks using Huawei equipment, and Polish is not willing to completely ban Huawei. A Polish operator said that if Huawei equipment is banned, the cost of operators will soar. The rising cost may also cause operators to delay the construction of 5G networks and delay the implementation of new technologies. By then, the Polish communications industry will lag behind other countries.

Moreover, the Polish operator also said that at least there is no conclusive evidence of any security problems in Huawei telecommunications equipment, so it should not be banned.

Via: Reuters