Chinese technology firm Huawei's chief representative to the European Union (EU) said on Tuesday that it welcomes the objective approach of the European Commission's recommendation on 5G security.
"Huawei welcomes the objective and proportionate approach of the European Commission's recommendation on 5G security. Huawei understands the cybersecurity concerns that European regulators have. Based on mutual understanding, Huawei looks forward to contributing to the European framework on cybersecurity," said a statement emailed to Xinhua.
"We are firmly committed to continuing working with all regulators and partners to make the 5G rollout in Europe a success," read the statement.
The statement is attributed to Abraham Liu, chief representative of Huawei to the EU institutions, on the occasion of the publication of the European Commission's recommendation on security for 5G on Tuesday.
The European Commission announced a series of operational measures in its recommendation on Tuesday. At the national level, the European Commission said each member state should complete a national risk assessment of 5G network infrastructures by the end of June 2019, after which they should update existing security requirements for network providers and include conditions for ensuring the security of public networks.
At the European Union level, the recommendation said member states should exchange information and complete a coordinated risk assessment by Oct. 1 2019. On that basis, member states would agree on a set of mitigating measures that can be used at national level.
The recommendation said member states have the right to exclude companies from their markets for national security reasons, and possible risks in relation to third-country should be assessed, but did not single out any particular company or country of origin.