The Hungarian minister opens the door to Huawei for the deployment of the 5G network

* Huawei will participate in the development of the high-speed network -minister * Huawei only one of the proven suppliers - Deutsche Telekom unit * Washington has pressed allies to close Huawei (Add Vodafone's response) BUDAPEST, Nov. 5 (Reuters) - Hungary's Foreign Minister on Tuesday opened the way for Chinese telecom giant Huawei to participate in the country's high-speed 5G network deployment. The United States has put pressure on its allies, including Hungary, to close Huawei Technologies, the main provider of telecommunications equipment with a global market share of 28%, saying its equipment contained backdoors that would allow China to spy on other countries. . Huawei has denied the accusations. However, Hungary said it had no evidence that Huawei's team would pose a security threat and Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto announced at an event in China on Tuesday that Hungary would involve Huawei in the launch of 5G. Szijjarto said Huawei will cooperate with Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom in Hungarian construction according to a statement sent by email from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Hungarian unit of Deutsche Telekom said that Huawei was only one of the proven suppliers for 5G technology. The government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has forged closer ties with China in terms of government finance, banking and infrastructure, including an emblematic high-speed rail project under the Beijing Strip and Highway infrastructure initiative . Hungary published the draft documentation for the sale of more than 400 megahertz of 5G spectrum in June, with the aim of a commercial start of the service in the main industrial facilities next year. Magyar Telekom said Hungarian telecoms regulator NMHH had registered him as a participant in the 5G tender. However, he added that the regulator had ruled out the previously announced bidding dates and had not yet published new dates. Magyar Telekom is currently testing 5G technology with several suppliers, including the Hungarian unit of Huawei, the company's press office said in an email response to the questions. However, it has not concluded an agreement with Huawei to build its entire Hungarian 5G network. The Hungarian Vodafone unit, which launched a 5G commercial service in the center of Budapest last month on a spectrum acquired in 2016, declined to comment on the current tender, but confirmed that the regulator had suspended the process. Hungary had planned to conclude 5G tenders by October. The regulator could not immediately comment on the reasons for the delay. During a visit to Budapest in February, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the allies against the deployment of Chinese company equipment, saying it would make it difficult for Washington to associate with them. Szijjarto from Hungary then dismissed the US concerns about Russia and China, saying that Budapest was fulfilling its obligations to Western allies as a member of the NATO military alliance. The European Union, of which Hungary is a member, warned of the risk of further cyber attacks by state-backed entities, but refrained from pointing to China and Huawei as threats. Hungarian Minister of Innovation and Technology, Laszlo Palkovics, told Reuters in June that Budapest was studying the example of Germany, its largest foreign investor, where it said an evaluation system was developed to accurately identify potential security threats. The German regulation initially had not excluded Huawei from building 5G mobile networks. However, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas threw doubts on Monday about whether the company could participate in the development and construction of the country's fifth-generation data network. (Report by Gergely Szakacs and Krisztina Than; Alison Williams Edition) This story has not been edited by The Times of India and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe. (This story has not been edited by timesofindia.com and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe.)

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