30 November 2018
The United States government is reportedly asked other countries to stop using Huawei telecommunications products. According to reports, the government is said to be concerned over security threats that the Chinese telecom maker posts.
According to a report, US officials are urging other countries that host American military bases to ban the use of Huawei equipment from their wireless and internet networks. The US government officials have reportedly had meetings with executives of other countries urging them to exclude Huawei equipment from government and commercial networks.
Huawei is one of the world’s biggest telecommunications companies and its equipment is being used by customers in 170 countries. Last month, US Senators had sent a letter to Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, urging that Huawei technology should not be used in Canada’s 5G network.
“We engage with countries around the world about our concerns regarding cyber threats in telecommunications infrastructure,” an unnamed US official told the Journal. “As they’re looking to move to 5G, we remind them of those concerns. There are additional complexities to 5G networks that make them more vulnerable to cyber attacks.”
A Huawei spokesperson stated, “Huawei is surprised by the behaviors of the US government detailed in the article. If a government’s behavior extends beyond its jurisdiction, such activity should not be encouraged. Huawei firmly believes that our partners and customers will make the right choice based on their own judgment and experience of working with Huawei.”