The Italian government has prevented telecoms firm Linkem from purchasing 5G components and expert guidance from Huawei and ZTE, according to a media report. Rome has imposed regulations “regarding the notification of the company Linkem, which concerns the acquisition of hardware and software elements from Huawei and ZTE for the completion of the 5G SA network”, news portal Formiche reported yesterday, citing a decree to the Italian Parliament. According to the report, the move came under the so-called “golden power” rules, which allow the state to interfere in the business of companies from the point of view of national security.
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