Huawei reiterates that its products do not pose a security threat

Huawei reiterates that its products do not pose a security threat
By now, you know all about investigations and concerns in the United States (and elsewhere) which have concluded that Huawei’s products pose security risks due to the perception that company has close ties to the Chinese government.

Well now you can add the United Kingdom to that list as a parliamentary committee has issued a report stating that Huawei’s role in that country’s telecom sector has potentially created vulnerabilities to state-sponsored cyber-spying.

Huawei’s presence in the US is virtually nil, but on the global stage it is the number two manufacturer of network switch gear and it has a rapidly expanding mobile component as well. Guo Ping, the company’s deputy chairman, said that Huawei would work with the UK government “openly and transparently” to reduce risks.

Meanwhile, Guo hopes that the upcoming visit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Obama will open doors for Huawei in the US, “In our global operations, the number of countries where there are problems is quite small. I think the U.S. will recognize they need Huawei.”

Given the climate of Congress with its opinion of Huawei, and all the news about government data mining, we do not anticipate Huawei earning any new inroads just yet.

source: The Wall Street Journal

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10 Comments

1. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Huawei... It's hard to convince American government that your company will not pose any threat to them

2. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

I would not jump and say that we need Huawei but I think if the Chinese government really wanted to spy, there are much better ways to do it than through them. At this point, its pretty much past. I say let them in.

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Huawei was founded by Ex- Chinese intelligence officials - so there is nothing to be afraid of ;)

4. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Wont buy any native China branded stuff. So, huawei, say whatever you like, you, ZTE, and countless China brands wont ever make it past my doorstep, even if you manage surpass Apple or Samsung in 10 years.

9. bulgyjj

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

I agree. This is the only country that I will choose to never buy their products. I try my best to not support their economy any more than I already do. The biggest issues for me are they way they treat their own people with humanitarian issues, then they make a living by copying everything they make and sell.

5. jsdechavez

Posts: 784; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Huawei takes all the flack for security issues with the government. Now look what the NSA and Google are brewing regarding phone snooping....sad..

6. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

at least we know those people have been there to maintain peace and order. these americans can still be made accountable because of their government setup and because of their commitment to abide by international laws. unlike that dragon in the east that keeps stirring problems and applying international laws only when convenient. until china and its business allies get rid of their communist ways, i don't think i will like them.

7. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Well said. Cant compare the two issues. Almost all Chinese companies act as an extension of their government.

8. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Forget security threat. Huawei makes garbage phones. Name one phone Huawei has released in the USA that was not garbage. Throw ZTE in the trash with them.

10. DANTExphone888

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Huawei ascend 2 when it came out and the upcoming zte vital. Their not that bad its just the america way of thinking that its bad.

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