"There will probably not be a quick decision," the source said.
Huawei, the world's biggest producer of telecoms equipment,
faces intense scrutiny in the West over its relationship with
the Chinese government and allegations of enabling state
espionage. The United States has called for its allies not to
use its technology.
An auction for the next generation 5G mobile network is due to
start in the second half of March.
Economy Minister Peter Altmaier had told Reuters on Friday that
Germany planned to tighten the law on the security standards
that must be met by telecoms operators bidding to participate in
the build-out of next generation 5G telephony networks in
He said the issue of network equipment would not come up for a
couple of months.
(Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing
by Madeline Chambers)
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