Huawei Elected to Board of the 5G Infrastructure Association of Europe

In June 2014, Huawei was elected to join the board of the 5G Infrastructure Association in Europe, intending to play an advisory role and influence the European Union’s priorities regarding research into 5G and the rollout of super-fast connectivity across Europe and the rest of the world.  The 5G Infrastructure Association represents the private interests of the 5G Public and Private Partnership (5G-PPP), a $1.4 billion joint initiative between the European telecommunications industry and the European Commission.  Huawei has been flagged as a potentially risky business partner by the United States because of its association with the Chinese military and intelligence communities, being suspected of introducing ‘backdoors’ built into their mobile technology.