- Tram Ho
Italian network operator TIM has removed Huawei from its tender list to supply equipment for 5G core networks, according to several sources familiar with the matter. 5G networks are being prepared for TIM to be built in Italy and Brazil.
Accordingly, the list of bidders included Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, Mavenir and Affirmed Networks – the company was recently acquired by Microsoft.
Italian network operator TIM has just removed Huawei from the bidding list to supply equipment for 5G core networks that is about to be built in Italy and Brazil, according to some sources familiar with the matter.
There have also been reports that the Italian government is considering excluding Huawei from its 5G network building program, concerned that China may be monitoring important Western telecommunications infrastructure.
For its part, Huawei asserted itself as a private enterprise, saying “the safety and development of the digital platform in Italy should be based on science rather than baseless allegations.” ”.
Huawei currently has no component in TIM’s core network in Italy, but with TIM’s subsidiary in Brazil, Huawei is supplying 4G devices for the core network. The core network is where sensitive data is handled.
Huawei has successfully conducted 5G testing with all major Brazilian carriers, including TIM Brazil, and is helping it modernize its infrastructure ahead of the 5G spectrum auction.
A Huawei executive this week also warned that Brazil could be delayed for years in deploying 5G networks and will incur higher costs if it eliminates Huawei.
In the current context, though, the United States is calling on its allies to exclude Huawei from the fifth-generation mobile network.
The UK this month will announce a new decision on Huawei, most likely moving towards complete elimination, after only giving the Chinese company a limited role in building 5G networks in the UK.
According to Reuters
Source : Genk