US tells Germany to stop using Huawei equipment or lose some intelligence access

Found on The Verge on Tuesday, 12 March 2019
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The Trump administration has been pressing allies to end their relationships with Huawei, but Germany, moving ahead with its plans, has not moved to ban the company from its networks.

According to the Journal, a letter sent from the US Ambassador to Germany warns the country that the US will stop sharing some secrets if it allows Huawei to work on its next-generation 5G infrastructure.

At least they are open and direct about it. The sad thing however is that there are not that many alternatives, considering that almost every major manufacturer produces in China; so every hardware could have backdoors.