Huawei warns it could take FIVE YEARS to resolve British security fears

Huawei warns it could take FIVE YEARS to resolve British security fears

Deutsche Telekom, in an internal document obtained by Bloomberg, warned that Europe could fall behind China and the United States by as much as two years if it forgoes using Huawei's 5G equipment.

"Enhancing our software engineering capabilities is like replacing components on a high-speed train in motion", he wrote in a letter to MP Norman Lamb.

'It is a complicated and involved process and will take at least three to five years to see tangible results.

US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order next week that would ban Chinese telecommunication equipment from US wireless networks, the Politico website reported citing sources.

Depending on the Chinese equipment used by Western countries, the US may have to be "more careful in sharing information, in transacting business", and a "host of things", Sondland said.

China's Huawei has offered to build a cyber security centre in Poland, where last month authorities arrested a Chinese employee of the telecommunications firm along with a former Polish security official on spying charges.

The HCSEC, located in Oxfordshire, was launched in November 2010 to help mitigate any potential risks from using Huawei technology in the UK's critical national infrastructure.

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Huawei has been under great scrutiny in recent times, but remember that ZTE was also heavily put under the microscope not long before.

The oversight board additionally pointed out medium-term concerns for incoming technologies, including software-defined networking, network virtualisation, edge computing, and 5G.

His comments appeared to push back against reports that Berlin had reached a consensus not to exclude Huawei from building next-generation 5G networks, deciding instead to impose tougher compliance rules on foreign vendors.

British authorities stress they have never found any evidence of Chinese state espionage in reviews of Huawei equipment at a special company laboratory overseen by intelligence and industry officials.

Huawei is also willing to accept European government supervision, Reuters said.

"Recently Huawei has been under constant attack by some countries and politicians", Huawei vice president and representative to the EU Abraham Liu said in a speech in Brussels.

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