german intelligence agency says huawei cant be trusted to build 5g networks

The German intelligence agency BND has stated that Huawei isn’t a trustworthy partner and shouldn’t be a part of the country’s 5G network deployment. The agency bases this on “security-relevant incidents” from the past. Previously, Norwegian intelligence raised similar concerns and Denmark agreed.

Of course, the biggest pressure comes from the US – the US embassy in Berlin has warned that a potentially compromised 5G network could endanger the future of intelligence sharing between the two countries.

The worry is that Huawei has built backdoors into its hardware that will be used by the…