Deutsche Telekom diversifies suppliers ‘regardless of politics’

The Business Times | Aug 14, 2020 at 2:00 AM
  • Deutsche Telekom said on Thursday it was diversifying its suppliers of equipment to build its 5G networks as debate continues in Berlin over whether to bar China’s Huawei Technologies from the German market.
  • Huawei is the main supplier of radio access equipment for Deutsche Telekom’s new 5G network in Germany – a relationship that has been criticised by some lawmakers who view the Chinese firm as a national security risk.
  • It relies on U.S. suppliers for 30 per cent of its European networks.