Huawei asks Estonian government to review communications networks regulation

Tech giant Huawei is asking the Estonian government to review the draft of a regulation on the security of communications networks as the company believes that the draft has not been realistically assessed for its economic impact.

The economics affairs ministry’s draft  would prohibit what it calls high-risk tech by 2030, with the infrastructure and software used in the 5G network required to be risk-free by 2024.

This would include from manufacturers located outside the EU and also NATO and OECD member states – Huawei is a Chinese firm – within Estonian communications networks.

According to Huawei, the economic impact of the draft communications regulation has not been realistically assessed for its economic impact and, according to a legal analysis commissioned by the company itself, the draft contains a number of issues related to the Estonian Constitution, EU law and World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, the company said in a press release.

“We understand and acknowledge the intention of the Estonian government to improve the level of network security,” Ben Chang Bin, CEO of Huawei Technologies Estonia, said.

He continued: “We welcome all impartial and fact-based cyber security requirements with clear and verifiable technical standards and transparent approval procedures that cannot be identified in the current draft.”

Read more: ERR.EE

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