Huawei bows to UK Cybersecurity demands to avoid a 5G ban

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Huawei has agreed to UK’s security demands in order to avoid a ban imposed on the use of its 5G products in the said country. Thus, it clearly shows the interest of the Shenzhen based IoT manufacture on keeping up a cordial profile with its clientele.

In the past few months, the Chinese 5G equipment manufacturer was banned by the countries like US, New Zealand and Australia who were in a penchant to upgrade their telecom equipment to the superior 5G network via Huawei’s equipment supply.

Last week, the Chinese vendor’s business was again put into the spotlight when UK’s broadband service provider BT said that it was in a plan to remove the Chinese’s vendor’s equipment from its core electronic equipment’s 5G network upgrade.

However, the equipment supplier had a cordial meeting with the senior officials from the UK’s GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently, after which it declared that the use of its equipment in the region will go on as it has agreed to a number of technical agreements put forth by the NCSC.

Robert Hannigan, the former chief of GCHQ agencies cybersecurity division said to BBC Radio that some countries are having“hysteria” over Chinese technology and said that these nations need to go for a calmer approach.

He added that the British Intelligence agencies have not reported a backdoor or malicious interventions by Huawei and those reported were of incompetence rather than malice. So, allowing the Chinese electronics manufacturer to do business in the UK makes complete sense.

Note- The arrest of Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfie has not gone down well with the Chinese government. Beijing described this event as a despicable rogue approach and a part of western countries campaign to baffle china’s hi-tech ambitions.