Supply-chain and technical issues with tools manufactured by Chinese company Huawei have exposed telecom networks of Britain to new security dangers, a report by the government claimed this week.
The evaluation, stated in a report inked by GCHQ spy organization of Britain, will strengthen the espionage dispute around Huawei Technologies. This has come under increasing heat in Australia and the United States over worries that it might facilitate spying of Chinese Government.
The report was issued after sources told the media that senior officials of British security claim that they can now offer only partial assurances that UK operations of Huawei cause no danger to national security, lowering their earlier position.
“Verifications of shortcomings in engineering processes of Huawei have exposed fresh dangers in telecommunication networks of the U.K. and long-term challenges in management and mitigation,” executives claimed to the media.
The largest maker of telecoms equipment in the world, Huawei, claimed that it greeted the force of the report by the HCSEC (Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre) oversight panel, which it claimed displayed supervision by British executives.
“The report claims that operational independence of HCSEC is both effective and robust. The oversight panel has verified some regions for enhancement in our engineering procedures,” a spokesperson of Huawei claimed.
“We are thankful for this advice and are pledged to dealing with these problems. Cyber security stays top priority of Huawei, and we will carry on actively improving our risk management systems and engineering procedures.”
Huawei claims that no scrutiny has ever discovered any kind of vulnerabilities in its tools. It claims that it is a private firm not below the control of Chinese Government and not conditional on Chinese security regulations abroad.
Speaking of Huawei, the company had recently launched its newest chip developed for mid-segment handsets in China at an event. The firm launched Kirin 710 chipset, which employs 12nm tech, the first in Kirin portfolio.