Huawei to appear before British lawmakers to clear the air on 5G


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President Donald Trump’s administration recently meted out a ban on Huawei based on long-term national security concerns about its close relationship with the Chinese government and fears that its equipment could be used to spy as spying tools for Bejing. The US has a stern warning to its allies including the UK to beware of Huawei telecom equipment.

British and the German officials have also raised concerns about security issues but insisted it has yet to see any evidence to back up the claims by the US, moreover, both countries have also insisted they got strong systems on the ground to checkmate whatever security concerns that might arise.  Huawei after a meeting with UK official earlier this year accepted a range of technical requirements put in place by Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to ease security fears.

Now, to determine the role the Chinese Telcom and mobile phone maker will play in the rollout of the next generation connectivity network, the British Parliament has invited Huawei to appear before it in the coming week(on Monday) to answer some questions that bother on 5G security.

John Suffolk, Huawei Global Cyber Security, and Privacy Officer will lead the team of Huawei officials that will appear in front of Britain’s Parliament Science and Tech Committee on Monday to answer questions on the “possible security risks involved with 5G communications”, parliament said.

Huawei has consistently denied been used by Bejing and has challenged the U.S. and others to show evidence of security risk, but the US has maintained that it doesn’t need to show proof, citing the company’s ability to be “leveraged by the Chinese government.” Beijing on its part has insisted that it no single law in place that compels any firm to spy on its behalf or put backdoors in its products.

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