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United Kingdom cybersecurity center isn't too afraid of Huawei, report says

United Kingdom cybersecurity center isn't too afraid of Huawei, report says

The British government is set to finish a review of its policies on the safety of 5G in March or April.

Ericsson AB chief executive officer Borje Ekholm pushed back on notions that restrictions on Chinese competitor Huawei Technologies would deprive European operators of the only vendor capable of delivering equipment for next-generation wireless networks and risk delaying 5G development on the continent. Australia and NZ have actually banned Huawei from contributing to their 5G network, and the USA has got a whole legal beef going on with the company. He accused the United States of using "political means" to interfere in economic activity, "which is hypocritical, immoral and unfair bullying".

One source told the Financial Times the NCSC findings, which are yet to be made public, would "carry great weight" among European leaders, as Huawei's future there is debated.

Earlier this month, the chief of Britain's foreign intelligence service said Britain should avoid relying on a monopoly provider of equipment in new 5G mobile networks, but that there were no easy answers to concerns about using Huawei.

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USA government agencies are officially banned from using Huawei and ZTE equipment via an executive order passed in August 2018, and several other countries, including Australia and New Zealand, followed suit.

Robert Hannigan, former head of the Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), the United Kingdom signals intelligence agency, recently wrote in the FT that blanket bans on Chinese tech companies like Huawei make no sense.

The news follows a report from German outlet Handelsblatt (via Reuters) in early February, which claimed that the German government is reluctant to ban Huawei 5G equipment in the country.

"China has not and will not require companies or individuals to collect or provide foreign countries' information for the Chinese government by installing backdoors or other actions that violate local laws", said Geng. The National Cyber Security Centre said this summer that it had concerns about the engineering and security of Huawei's networks.