REPORTER: The cooperation of the U.S. and Estonia through the S&T agreement relates also to 5G and mobile connection issues. The program Clean Network is created to ensure that 5G networks are established with transparent technologies. In the U.S., equipment provided by Huawei are ruled out in this expensive business, they are not even included to the negotiations of the network establishment. Europe is not united in approach to this affordable Chinese equipment. The U.S. side claims it all comes down to trust issues, as too many threats are linked to the Huawei technology.
UNDER SECRETARY KEITH KRACH: In this business, the codes are changing every day. They can do literally anything they want. And it has been proven that they have done it before. We don’t see anybody associated with Chinese Communist Party honoring any agreements. By the way, just ask the people of Hong Kong!