Huawei to face questioning from United Kingdom on 5G security issues

Lloyd Doyle
June 11, 2019

A Huawei logo is seen outside the fence at its headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China May 29, 2019.

Telecom giant Huawei announced the shipment of over 100,000 5G base stations that are considered among the best across the globe.

The GSMA assessment notes that Huawei and ZTE account for around 40 percent of the European Union market supplying mobile equipment, and Huawei "is now a pioneer in 5G technology".

The US government in May prohibited American companies from selling Huawei US-made components it needs for its equipment.

The Industry and Information Technology Ministry said state-owned telecom providers China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Broadcasting Network Corporation received business licences to operate fifth generation digital cellular mobile communication services.

U.S. President Donald Trump raised the issue with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a White House visit in March. One Brazilian wireless carrier has already reported testing 5G technology using Huawei's infrastructure in the Southern parts of Brazil. Japan's government said previous year it will ban government purchases of equipment from the Chinese company. More so Mourao also stated that they have trust with the Chinese company and consequently they also need their telecom technology.

The US has been lobbying its allies across the Atlantic to ban Huawei from developing their 5G networks, claiming that the tech company has been spying on behalf of Chinese authorities - something which both the firm and Beijing have strongly denied.

Huawei also relaunched its smartphone business in Brazil recently after a false start in 2014, and now plans to manufacture phones in the country.

In a separate development, Guillaume Poupard, director general of the French National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI), said that Huawei won't be allowed access to users' location data even if its equipment is used in the launch of France's 5G network.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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