The first German network provider banishes Huawei from its 5G core network. Telefónica O 2 does not rely on the Chinese manufacturer but on the Swedish telecommunications supplier Ericsson.
Telefónica O 2 will rely on Ericsson. This was announced today in a press release. For the network provider, this is a "groundbreaking decision". And this is probably also for Huawei.
The work "for a secure, digital network in the country" had begun, and then the 5G core network was entrusted to the Swedish telecommunications supplier Ericsson.
"As a network operator that connects most people with mobile telephony throughout Germany, we have a very special social responsibility for secure digital networking. With 5G we are shaping Germany’s digital future "
Markus Haas, CEO of Telefónica Germany
By next year, Telefónica wants to create a completely independent 5G core network with full cloud compatibility. But Huawei isn’t quite out yet.
Furthermore, 50 percent of the access network, the technology at the antenna locations, will be expanded by Huawei. However, the Chinese provider is separated from the security-relevant 5G core network.
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