German Interior Minister Nancy Feser She said she would not be deterred by the high cost of removing Chinese components from the country’s 5G telecom network if it is in the best interest of national security.
Speaking to Handelsblatt newspaper, Feser said the risk is higher if components are sourced from Chinese providers. Huawei Technologies Co. And ZTE Corporation In the German network, the argument that replacing parts would be expensive is no excuse for not doing so. “If components pose a serious security risk, we will ban them,” Feser said. “Network operators have to take action and destroy the components.”