The Huawei Shock
- 1 x 49 min.
- Clean, M/E + English
- English script
- Behind the scenes of Huawei's 5G global strategy
With substantial implementation just around the corner, the worldwide tug-of-war for dominance of 5G -- fifth generation mobile network -- is heating up. At the center is Chinese telecom giant Huawei, with its ambitious global strategy that offers 5G "smart city" packages around the world. Against this tide stands the US, where the Trump administration has declared Huawei's technology a security threat and urged nations to ban it. The program takes us to the frontlines in Europe, especially in Germany as one city moves to embrace the Chinese infrastructure. In Serbia, where Huawei's smart city has already arrived, citizens are worried 5G will enable surveillance that poses serious threats to privacy and democracy. Does the world opt in or opt out? And what lies behind it all?