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.