he European Union’s latest 5G risk assessment report has said member countries can exclude certain companies for national security reasons, but it shied away from naming China or Huawei directly.
They said, foreign states and state-backed actors represent the biggest threat. but Huawei started developing 5G infrastructure a long time ago, along with companies such as Nokia and Ericsson, and it was the first to provide a working foundation.
its 5G plans are being set back by accusations from Europe and The United States. One of the main fears is that the 5G underlying technology has undisclosed vulnerabilities, which could be shared with the Chinese government.
Huawei has repeatedly denied the accusations, including the veiled ones from the recent EU report. While the document doesn’t mention China or Huawei, the Chinese company already prepared a response, with a single, strong rebuttal.
“We are a 100 %, private company wholly owned by its employees, and cybersecurity is a top priority. ”Huawei Technologies Co., China’s tech giant that is a leader in next-generation 5G mobile communications networks, is experiencing around 1 million cyberattacks a day from both inside and outside the country, a company executive said.
The cyberattacks are apparently aimed at stealing state, of, the, art 5G technology that the Chinese manufacturer has developed, Senior Vice President John Suffolk said recently at one of the firm’s facilities in Dongguan, Guangdong province.
Suffolk, who is in charge of cybersecurity, said Huawei has defended against most of the cyberattacks, but some old-type computers have been affected. He added the company has not identified the sources of the attacks.
Early last month, Huawei said in a statement that the U.S. administration of President Donald Trump has launched cyberattacks to “infiltrate Huawei’s intranet and internal information systems.”
Apple is in a three year race to have their own 5G, but they are trying to end its dependence on Qualcomm for some time now. Initially, the company switched to using Intel, while at the same time fighting a legal battle with Qualcomm over what it perceived to be unfair pricing.
Ultimately, the two companies settled in April, followed by Apple promptly buying Intel’s 5G modem business. Apple is likely looking to leverage its purchase to create its own modems where it would have full control.
Apple initially worked with Intel in the hopes of producing a “system on a chip,” where a modem would be integrated into a single chip along with the other processors Apple uses in iPhones and iPads. Doing so would provide significant power and energy benefits. Ultimately, that partnership ended because of Intel’s inability to deliver.