Europe allows Huawei for 5G through security guidelines
But EU states must maintain diversity in their 5G suppliers, and limit access to core networks.
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Mainly, EU states have been told to apply restrictions to key network assets like core networks for suppliers with higher-risk profiles, and maintain "a diverse and sustainable 5G supply chain in order to avoid long-term dependency."
The rules are similar to those adopted by the UK after Prime Minister Boris Johnson approved Huawei for 5G Tuesday. The British restrictions are to exclude Huawei from building core parts of the UK's 5G networks, have Huawei's market share capped at 35% and exclude Huawei from sensitive geographic locations.