The Expansion of high-speed cellular network and with a view to the security of the networks of the future dealing with the Chinese network equipment supplier Huawei is becoming more and more in the focus.
Minister in charge of the black-red coalition came together on the Wednesday following the Cabinet meeting to deliberations. Resolutions there were not. The safety standards set by the Federal network Agency and the Federal office for information security (BSI), it said in government circles.
Huawei is one of the largest providers of 5G mobile wireless technology, which should bring faster data transfer rates. In the United States and in Germany, too, the Chinese have, however, recently due to security concerns around data networks under pressure. It is possible that Huawei from the construction of a new 5G mobile and wireless communications network, to exclude.
government spokesman Steffen Seibert said the German government, have no common line, the formation was not yet complete. Generally speaking, it is going to reduce safety risks and to take “where necessary” measures. The security of the network was of “enormous importance”.
transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer (CSU), of digital infrastructure is responsible, and announced further talks. It is the mobile expansion of the technical execution.
According to a Handelsblatt report, it is a question of whether a safety rules catalog, as well as certification and a so-called No-Spy agreements with countries such as China are sufficient to protect the plurality of sensitive data to be transported over the 5G network and processed.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), had asked on Tuesday by China securities for the use of technology, the Telecom giant Huawei in the Development of the fast 5G mobile network in Germany. You must talk with China about it, “that the company submits data to the state, which can be used, but that one gets as collateral”, Merkel said in Tokyo.
at the end of March to be auctioned in Germany, the 5G frequencies. The acronym stands for the 5. Mobile radio generation. The Transmission is about 100 Times faster than the currently widely used Standard 4G LTE.
From the safety authorities, there are voices that warn against the use of Huawei products in the construction of the new mobile generation. In contrast, the BSI, as well as telecommunications companies would not be excluded for the purpose of advertising, Huawei, to hinder the rapid Expansion of real time networks.
Jan-Peter Kleinhans, head of the project IT security in the Internet, the Berlin-based “Stiftung Neue Verantwortung”, pointed to expert estimates that a waiver of Huawei would device delay properties of the 5G-Expansion of one to two years.
Kleinhans admitted that we should expect a Chinese company such as Huawei not to defend going to put it, if the government in Beijing wanted access to certain data. This was in contrast to the behavior of companies, we are Apple. The iPhone manufacturer didn’t put up a fight in the years 2015 and 2016, against the surrender of iPhone data to the US Federal police, in order not to endanger the data security of the Apple Smartphones.
On the other hand, is so far no case has become known that an attack on the mobile networks for industrial espionage has been used, said Kleinhans. “Classical attacks in the fixed network, for example with malicious programs malicious E-Mails are easier to implement and easier to target.”