Chinese telecommunications hardware is about to be banned by executive order

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"Enhancing our software engineering capabilities is like replacing components on a high-speed train in motion", he said in a letter to the chairman of the British parliament's science and technology committee.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has ruled out an outright ban targeting Chinese equipment supplier Huawei Technologies Co.as the country moves toward building its ultrafast fifth-generation networks, according to a government official.

"We would like to reiterate that Huawei has never received any such requests [from the Chinese government] and in the event we did ... we would categorically refuse to comply with it. Huawei is a closely watched company".

Huawei remains the world's largest telecom equipment maker but spying concerns may create a significant dent in its business; without access to some of the world's richest markets, the company could eventually cede its leadership to one of Nokia or Ericsson.

Beyond the Old Continent, Huawei-made equipment is already banned for federal use in the United States which is now pressuring its allies into following suit.

Western security concerns surrounding Huawei, and fellow Chinese telecoms equipment firm ZTE Corp (0763.HK) (000063.SZ), centre around China's National Intelligence Law.

"Recently Huawei has been under constant attack by some countries and politicians", Huawei vice president and representative to the EU Abraham Liu said in a speech in Brussels.

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The United States has launched a campaign to convince European allies not to use equipment from the world's biggest producer of telecoms gear for 5G networks, citing security risks.

Since 2012, the world's largest maker of networking equipment, Huawei, has been barred from selling those products in the US on the explanation of security concerns by the USA government.

'Were Huawei ever to engage in malicious behaviour, it would not go unnoticed - and it would certainly destroy our business.

Five Eyes is an intelligence alliance comprising the Anglophone countries of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the United States.

Huawei is additionally offering to construct a cybersecurity hub in Poland "if authorities accept this as a trusted solution", Reuters reported Huawei Poland head Tonny Bao as saying.

It is likely that Trump may sign an order banning use of Chinese telecom equipment in US networks citing security issues.

The US Justice Department has charged Huawei with conspiring to violate US sanctions on Iran and with stealing robotic technology from T-Mobile.

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