5G

Huawei eyes opportunity posed by EU semiconductor goals

12-04-2021

Telecoms giant Huawei is keen to work alongside European companies to help the bloc achieve ambitious new benchmarks for semiconductors by 2030, as the firm continues to face challenges resulting from US trade restrictions.

12-03-2021

Better together – especially now

Cybersecurity, like vaccines, requires the cooperation of all governments together with the right experts to deliver best practices to the Industry to keep citizens safe, writes Sophie Batas. Sophie Batas is Director for Cybersecurity at Huawei EU. In 2021 the...

French MPs propose ‘moratorium’ on 5G rollout, citing health, environment

Three amendments proposing to have a "moratorium" on 5G deployment in France - first spotted by news websites Numerama and Next INpact - were tabled before the French National Assembly during its committee's examination of the bill to combat climate change. EURACTIV France reports.
02-03-2021

Re-connecting Europe

Living under the reality of a global pandemic, the world has turned to digital tools to maintain a sense of normality. As Europe charts its recovery from the coronavirus, there is a renewed sense of purpose with regards to the importance of technology in our everyday lives, as well as the need to employ various technologies in order to meet wider political goals.
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02-03-2021

5G: A critical technology for our Green future

It is high time policymakers recognised the value of next-generation telecommunications in delivering on the EU's long-term sustainable objectives, says Luis Neves, the Global CEO of GeSI, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative. He is responsible for the establishment of the Initiative's strategic goals and for overseeing all GeSI's activities.
The European Commission will lay out a series of new objectives in the field of 5G communications as part of its 'Digital Decade' plans, following a series of delays to the EU's next-generation telecoms rollout, it has been revealed.
24-02-2021

New 5G goals to feature in upcoming EU ‘Digital Decade’ targets

The European Commission will lay out a series of new objectives in the field of 5G communications as part of its 'Digital Decade' plans, following a series of delays to the EU's next-generation telecoms rollout, officials have said.
23-02-2021

Paris soon to deploy 5G services as city signs charter with network operators

A new Parisian mobile phone charter will be submitted to the Paris city council at the start of March, which should approve the deployment of 5G across the French capital. EURACTIV France reports.
09-02-2021

EU needs cross-border network of 5G ‘corridors’ to spur recovery, says Vestager

European Union countries should use a chunk of the bloc's €750 billion recovery fund to set up 5G corridors to help the 27-country bloc to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic, Europe's digital chief said on Monday (8 February).
Digital 08-02-2021

5G : French constitutional court backs provisions of ‘anti-Huawei law’

France's highest court ruled on Friday (5 February) that the law introduced by the government on the security of 5G networks - dubbed 'anti-Huawei law' - is consistent with the Constitution. EURACTIV France reports.
An EU-wide cybersecurity certification scheme for 5G networks will be rolled out across the bloc in a bid to patch technical vulnerabilities in next-generation mobile communications, the European Commission said on Wednesday (3 February).
04-02-2021

EU charts cybersecurity certification scheme for 5G

An EU-wide cybersecurity certification scheme for 5G networks will be rolled out across the bloc in a bid to patch technical vulnerabilities in next-generation mobile communications, the European Commission said on Wednesday (3 February). The move comes as part of...
29-01-2021

Portugal blames COVID-19 for 5G delays, promises progress

The Portuguese government on Thursday (28 January) attributed the deadlock in implementing fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks in the European Union (EU) to the Covid-19 pandemic. Still, it ensured "close monitoring" of progress and cybersecurity throughout the bloc.
11-01-2021

Sweden’s Tele2 picks Nokia for 5G core network

Telecoms operator Tele2 will partner with Finland’s Nokia for the deployment of its 5G core network in Sweden and the Baltics, it said on Monday (11 January).
The EU has become beset by delays to both 5G security protocols as well as the rollout of the technology itself.
08-01-2021

EU nations divided on 5G security, auditors say

EU nations are 'progressing at different paces' in terms of security protocols introduced by the European Commission in order to ensure the safety of next-generation telecommunications networks, the European Court of Auditors has said.
EU-China 05-01-2021

Ericsson worried about Chinese retaliation after Huawei ban

The head of Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson, Bjorn Ekholm, is worried about Chinese reprisals after Sweden banned Huawei from taking part in the rollout of 5G networks, he said Monday (4 January).
Climate change 16-12-2020

Macron and the citizens’ convention divided on climate issues

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with members of the Citizens' Climate Convention on Monday (14 December). Although his announcement of a potential referendum on climate and environment made a lot of noise, the heated debate revealed continuing tensions between citizens and the executive. EURACTIV France reports.
16-12-2020

Spanish government to prepare a list of ‘safe’ 5G mobile providers

The Spanish government will draft a list of “safe” mobile technology suppliers for the future local 5G mobile network to assess their level of risk, allowing the government to avoid issuing an explicit veto against Chinese giant Huawei or any other mobile operator, EFE reported.

Berlin blocks Chinese acquisition of German high-tech satellite firm

As German high-tech company IMST was about to pass into Chinese hands, German Chancellor Angela Merkel blocked the deal for reasons of "public order and security". EURACTIV Italy reports.
The EU's 5G strategy is to come under the scrutiny of European auditors, as the clock ticks down on end-of-the-year deadlines for member states to tie up frequency allocations for next-generation telecommunications networks.
08-12-2020

Auditors to probe EU’s 5G network plans

The EU's 5G strategy is to come under the scrutiny of European auditors, as the clock ticks down on end-of-the-year deadlines for member states to embark on frequency allocations for next-generation telecommunications networks.
Huawei is willing to meet any requirement the Swedish government may set on 5G network equipment and take other measures to mitigate concerns, a senior executive said, after a ban in the country delayed spectrum auctions.
08-12-2020

Seeking end to 5G ban, Huawei says ready to accept terms Sweden may set

Huawei is willing to meet any requirement the Swedish government may set on 5G network equipment and take other measures to mitigate concerns, a senior executive said, after a ban in the country delayed spectrum auctions.
Health 08-12-2020

Spare no effort to make sure 5G poses no health risks, scientists advise

The economic cost of making sure 5G poses no health and environmental risks shouldn’t provide an excuse for any shortcuts in introducing the new technology, various scientist warned during an online event co-hosted by MEPs on Monday (7 December).
30-11-2020

Britain bans new Huawei 5G kit installation from September 2021

British telecommunications firms must not install new Huawei 5G kit after September 2021, the government said on Monday, as part of a plan to purge the Chinese firm’s equipment from high-speed mobile networks.
The European Commission in October asked Portugal’s communications regulator, Anacom, to clarify the terms of the auction of fifth-generation mobile telecommunications frequencies.
26-11-2020

Portugal: EU asked telecoms regulator to clarify controversial 5G auction terms

The European Commission in October asked Portugal’s communications regulator, Anacom, to clarify the terms of the auction of fifth-generation mobile telecommunications frequencies.
24-11-2020

5G expansion: German foreign ministry gets a say, but no veto

Germany's upcoming IT security law is intended to protect the country's 5G network, among other things. When it comes to Huawei, the Foreign Office fought for a right of veto. The result: now it can have a say but not singlehandedly block a supplier. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Germany would need to reach a consensus within government that a telecoms vendor poses a national security threat in order to exclude its equipment from national 5G networks, according to draft legislation reviewed by Reuters on Friday (20 November).
21-11-2020

German draft IT security law strives for consensus on telecoms vendor risks

Germany would need to reach a consensus within government that a telecoms vendor poses a national security threat in order to exclude its equipment from national 5G networks, according to draft legislation reviewed by Reuters on Friday (20 November).
Spain has begun jockeying for its candidacy to host the new European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre (ECCC), noting that the country's track record in 5G is one reason why it should be considered a frontrunner.
Cybersecurity 19-11-2020

5G security a priority in our EU cyber centre bid, Spain says

Spain has begun jockeying for its candidacy to host the new European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre (ECCC), noting that the country’s track record in 5G and connectivity as reasons why it should be considered a frontrunner. A...