Huawei open to European supervision: executive in speech

Huawei open to European supervision: executive in speech

Huawei open to European supervision: executive in speech

For example, since Huawei's equipment is not used in the USA networks, is the US having the most secure network?

In the letter, Ryan Ding, president of Huawei's carrier business group, stated that the company "has never and will never" use its equipment to assist espionage activities for the Chinese government.

The warning by Ambassador Gordon Sondland came after a report in business daily Handelsblatt that the German government wants to avoid excluding products offered by Huawei Technologies from the next generation 5G network in Germany.

The comments due to be delivered in a speech by Abraham Liu, Huawei's chief representative to European Union institutions, come as the company finds itself under fire over ties with the Chinese government and suspicion that Beijing could use its technology for spying, which the company denies.

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order next week that would ban Chinese telecommunication equipment from USA wireless networks, Politico reported late Thursday, citing three sources. It is a complicated process and will take at least three to five years to see tangible results.

For Thailand, security concerns over Huawei's equipment come second to its competitive pricing versus that by United States firms, Pranontha Titavunno, chairman of the Information Technology Industry Club of the Federation of Thai Industries, said.

No EU-wide law has been introduced on the matter to date, and any restrictions on 5G contracts for national security reasons remain a decision for individual nations.

According to the United States, China uses Huawei equipment to spy in the West. Huawei is, besides maker of smartphones, worldwide the largest supplier of equipment for telecom networks. National Security Council spokesman Garrett Marquis said the USA has been "working across government and with allies and like-minded partners to mitigate risk in the deployment of 5G and other communications infrastructure".

Huawei is additionally offering to construct a cybersecurity hub in Poland "if authorities accept this as a trusted solution", Reuters reported Huawei Poland head Tonny Bao as saying.

Beyond the Old Continent, Huawei-made equipment is already banned for federal use in the United States which is now pressuring its allies into following suit.

In December, Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada at the request of the US.

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