NATO weighing whether Huawei poses security threat
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the alliance is looking into concerns of the US and certain other member states about the security risks of the potential use of Huawei telecommunications equipment in the establishment of 5G networks in member states. Stoltenberg said that “NATO takes these concerns very seriously,” and that the alliance is “consulting closely on this issue.”
The US has been leading an international campaign to get its allies to boycott Huawei, as it fears that the firm’s telecommunications products may provide the Chinese government with access to the data and systems of foreign governments. Earlier this week, the US warned Germany, a NATO ally, that it would be less willing to share intelligence with German security agencies if the country uses products by Chinese tech giant Huawei or other Chinese companies to set up its 5G mobile networks.