Germany moves to toughen Huawei oversight: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government is planning tougher oversight of telecoms network vendors that, while stopping short of a ban on Huawei [HWT.UL], will make it harder for the Chinese company to keep a foothold in Europe’s largest market.

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a face mask following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walks past a booth of Huawei at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

Three coalition and government sources said on Wednesday that an agreement had been reached in principle to extend scrutiny of a vendor’s governance and technology to Radio Access Networks (RAN) powering next-generation 5G services, in addition to the more sensitive core.

The Handelsblatt daily reported earlier that, after two years of wrangling, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition had agreed on a formula for how to handle so-called

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