Hungary’s foreign minister opened the way on Tuesday for Huawei to participate in the country’s 5G network rollout.
The US alleges that Huawei poses a national security threat and imposed a trade ban on the company. The US is also pressuring its allies including Hungary to ban Huawei citing that the company’s equipment contains “back doors” which Huawei has repeatedly denied.
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, reported Reuters.
Szijjarto said Huawei would cooperate with Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom in the Hungarian build-up.
Hungary’s largest telecom – Magyar Telekom said it is currently testing 5G technology with several suppliers, including Huawei’s Hungarian unit.
“However, it has not entered into an agreement with Huawei to build up its entire Hungarian 5G network.” said the telecom.
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