Germany’s telecom giant Telefonica Deutschland, the top mobile carriers, has picked Huawei and Nokia to build out its 5G network. The firm is all set to give its clients next-generation mobile networks that promise super-fast data speeds and low latency, a short amount of time between the data being summoned and it reaching its destination.
The German government decided in October it would not exclude Huawei from its 5G networks. Instead, it introduced a draft proposal for security guidelines when it comes to 5G equipment. It could mean that equipment from vendors needs to be certified. Countries have approached Huawei with mixed views. Japan and Australia have effectively banned the company from their 5G networks. Meanwhile, the U.K. has yet to make a final decision.
The telecoms company chose Huawei and Nokia to build its so-called Radio Access Network or RAN. This is essentially the part of the network that hooks up your devices with the actual 5G signal. It is different from the so-called “core” which is like the brain of the network. The RAN is often seen as less sensitive than the core in terms of security. Telefonica Deutschland said it has not yet chosen which company will build its core for 5G.it will be revealed at the beginning of 2020.