The Chinese government can apply restrictive measures to the European telecommunications giants – Finnish Nokia and Swedish Ericsson, if the EU will follow the example of the US and the UK, depriving the Huawei to access a wireless 5G network on the territory of the Union, the newspaper the Wall Street Journal, citing informed sources.
According to the publication, one of the scenarios of the Ministry of trade of China provides for the establishment of export control, which will not allow Nokia and Ericsson to sell Chinese manufactured products in third countries. The source noted that the plan is the most rigid and will be implemented in the case of a complete blockade of Chinese suppliers for 5G network from Brussels.
The Federal Commission on communication (FCC) officially declared Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE a threat to national security.
"Bureau FCC public and internal security formally announced that Huawei Technologies Company (Huawei) and ZTE Corporation (ZTE), and their parent and subsidiary companies and divisions, subject to FCC declared in November 2019 a ban on support for General services to purchase equipment or services from companies that represent a threat to national security", - reads the statement of the regulator.