Czech Republic warns against the use of Huawei’s 5G equipment


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The 5G era is coming, and Chinese companies such as Huawei and ZTE have achieved outstanding results. Yesterday, Huawei announced that it has signed over 25 5G commercial contracts, ranking first in the world and has shipped more than 10,000 5G base stations equipment. At the same time, Huawei and ZTE have been restricted in some countries and regions. Now, the Czech Republic has joined the growing list of countries to prohibit the use of Huawei or ZTE equipment. The authority warned local operators not to use hardware and software products from Huawei and ZTE sighting “national security threats”.

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Dusan Navratil, director of the Czech National Network and Information Security Agency (NCISA), stated in a statement that Chinese law requires private companies in China to work with intelligence agencies. Therefore, the adoption of their products in key national systems may pose a threat. However, Huawei spokesperson denied this allegation and it asked NCISA to produce evidence, rather than damage Huawei’s reputation without any evidence. Another Huawei spokesperson also claimed that China does not require Huawei or any other company to install the “mandatory back door” laws, and Huawei never received any such requests from the government, and the company would never agree.

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5 Comments

  1. Andre John Cruz
    December 19, 2018

    “Chinese law requires private companies in China to work with intelligence agencies. Therefore, the adoption of their products in key national systems may pose a threat.”

    This is the crux of the matter. Neither Huawei’s technical competence nor their cybersecurity practices is at fault. As long as China has that law, it will be scary to put Chinese technology in core networks for many countries.

    • John Menger
      December 19, 2018

      And if you have not been living under a rock, and completely missed Snowdens revelations you know NSA and FVEY forces vendors to put backdoors into both SW and Hardware fot their convenience. The real issue here is that USA cannot force Huawei to include PRISM-like backdoors, and therefore works on all fronts to ban their equipment all over the world. Its kind of disgusting really. If there truly was any found backdoors this would have been revealed all over the news by know, by the same interested parties!!

    • freedomstolen
      December 19, 2018

      That also does not mean China is innocent!

  2. John Menger
    December 19, 2018

    USA don’t want countries to use equipment without US backoddrs. The US intelligence department pressure is second to none.. USA is the home of evilness these days 🙁

  3. Slavoljub Nong Darko Komljenović
    December 20, 2018

    The US does hypocrisy at a world class level.