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Hungarian minister opens door to Huawei for 5G

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | November 5, 2019
Hungary’s foreign minister Peter Szijjarto opened the way on Tuesday for Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to be involved in the rollout of its high-speed 5G network.
Peter Szijjarto
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The United States has piled pressure on its allies to shut out Huawei Technologies, the leading telecoms equipment vendor with a global market share of 28%, saying its gear contained “back doors” that would enable China to spy on other countries.

Topics: Hungarian Huawei

Hungary has said however it had no evidence that Huawei equipment 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 5G rollout.

Szijjarto said Huawei would cooperate with Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom in the Hungarian 5G rollout according to an emailed Foreign Ministry statement.