From intimidating and crowding, to nothing to do, to acknowledging failure, the United States has retreated in the area of encircling Huawei. Recognizing that hard-hitting will not have good results, the United States finally stated that it no longer requires allies to ban Huawei equipment. However, after Germany proposed an unusually strict “objective standard”, the United States quickly agreed.
No longer need to disable Huawei
On April 7th, local time, Germany's "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" quoted a German government source as saying that the United States no longer explicitly requires Huawei to be excluded from the 5G network.
According to the report, the United States is very satisfied with the 5G network regulations announced by the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) in March. The latter sets strict security standards for 5G networks. Although the regulations do not exclude any country or company from participating in the network construction in Germany, but to ensure that foreign companies can not break the German safety standards, unreliable companies can not meet the requirements (have no chance).
The report said that an official of the US State Department said that this method is "very ideal". The official did not call on Germany to explicitly ban Huawei equipment, but only asked suppliers of “security processes” (security processes) whether they would be used by “foreign forces” to “destroy the security of the host country”.
Key core components need to be officially recognized by Germany
The Observer Network searched the website of the German Federal Network Agency and found that it released the German local 5G application framework on March 11th, and four days ago, it also released the “points of additional security requirements for telecommunications networks”.
This point raises several additional requirements, including:
The system can only be obtained from trusted suppliers, which are subject to strict German national safety regulations, telecommunications confidentiality and privacy regulations;
Regular and continuous monitoring of network traffic for abnormalities, if in doubt, appropriate protective measures should be taken;
Security-related network and system components (critical core components) are required to be accredited by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and tested for IT security by their test centers. Security-related components (critical core components) are defined by the German Federal Network. Mutual agreement between the regulatory body (BNetzA) and BSI;
In the safety related field, only trained professionals can be hired;
It must be demonstrated that the hardware and the source code at the end of the supply chain selected for safety-related component testing have actually been applied to the products used;
When planning and building a network, you should use network and system components from different manufacturers to avoid "single structure";
When outsourcing security-related tasks, only competent, reliable and trustworthy contractors can be considered;
For critical, security-related network and system components (critical core components), sufficient redundancy must be provided.
German Federal Network Board screenshot
For network security and privacy protection, Huawei has repeatedly reiterated that the company has always complied with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries in which it operates, operates in compliance, and requires all employees to comply with the laws and regulations of the countries in which they operate. Ren Zhengfei, president of Huawei, said that his company has clearly defined cyber security and privacy protection as the company's highest program, and stressed that Huawei has never provided any information to the Chinese government.
In terms of security, products must have good anti-attack capabilities to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of services and data. For the protection of user privacy, the laws and regulations on privacy protection should be followed, and the policy of using information is transparent to users. Users can control when and when they receive information according to their needs.
Observer Network previously reported that on March 8th, local time, US Ambassador to Germany Richard · Greiner sent a letter warning German Economic Minister Peter · Altmeier: Abandoning Huawei, otherwise the US will weaken the two countries Information sharing.
Eleven days later, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, “Is it a good idea to see Chinese companies participating in the 5G construction in Germany?” It is said that a company will not be excluded because it is from a specific country. She also said that she does not agree to openly discuss these very sensitive security issues.
The EU then began discussions and announced 5G cybersecurity legal advice, “Resist Huawei” is not among them.
"Anti-China urgency pioneer" US Secretary of State Pompeo once said that he has hopes to persuade the EU to take a tough approach to Huawei. However, as more and more countries choose to use Huawei equipment, the United States has finally realized that it has failed to contain Huawei and is preparing to respond to the “after Huawei future” scenario “B plan”.