The European Union is planning to ban the use of Huawei in 5G-FT networks

(Reuters) – The European Union is considering banning its members from using companies that pose a security risk in their 5G networks, including Chinese conglomerate Huawei, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

Officials told the newspaper the move comes amid concerns in Brussels that some EU member states have been slow to act on the matter.

Some critics of Huawei say its ties with Chinese security services could facilitate spying by Beijing, a charge the company and the Chinese government deny and as motivated by a desire to beat back non-Chinese rivals. lets see.

According to the FT, EU internal market commissioner Thierry Breton told EU telecoms ministers on Friday that only a third of member states had implemented a ban against Huawei in key sectors.

Neither the EU nor Huawei immediately responded to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Aakriti Sharma in Bangalore; French edition by Camille Renaud)

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