The large Belgian Mobile Provider Proximus wants to build its 5G core network with the Swedish network uric ericsson. That turned both companies on Friday in Brussel. In recent years, the former mobile communications division of the Earlier State Operations Belgacom had set in network expansion mainly on technology of the Chinese 5G provider Huawei. Huawei is evident in particular of the USA to cooperate too closely with the Communist Party of China.
Proximus Manager Geert Standaert said the decision to work with Ericsson is an important step in implementing the network strategy. The cloud solution is also used for the renewal of the existing 4G network (LTE).
Few 5g providers
The decision in Belgium has preceded long discussions about possible additional costs when switching to a new designer. A similar debate also drove the network operators in Germany.
In the technically complicated market for the new mobile radio standard 5G, which requires billions of investment in research and development, only comparatively few providers are on the world. In addition to the Chinese corporations Huawei and ZTE, this is especially Ericsson and Nokia from Scandinavia as well as Samsung from Sudkorea. US providers such as Cisco and Aruba Networks (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) only play a role in edge areas.
Trump ames Huawei near the Chinese government
Against the providers from China are mainly from the US government political reservations. Above all, the Government of Prasident Donald Trump ames Huawei an inappropriate near the Chinese government and has guided safety concerns in the field. On the US prere of the USA, Gobritain has also decided to give up 5G equipment from Huawei, although this is attracting high additional costs when expanding the 5G network. 5g creates basics among other things for the networking of machines in the industry and advised by intelligent as well as for digitization in many areas of life.
USA VS. Huawei and no end in sight – what does that mean for us?
The Belgian telecommunications company Belgacom was in the center of a spy affairs in 2013. At that time, a publication of the US whistleblowers Edward Snowden suggested that the British intelligence company GCHQ 2011 had penetrated with a cyber attack in the computer network of Belgacom. Belgacom explained at that time, the attack had only limited success. In the materials published by Snowden, it mitigated that the GCHQ could penetrate low into the network with the help of the US intelligence service NSA and have received access to data streams of the Belgacom customers.