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31 July


United States banned new Huawei 5G technology

Huawei’s cybersecurity director Sophie Batas criticized American step

Photo: Reuters

/NOVOSTIVL/ China’s Huawei Technologies said on Thursday that the security of its telecoms network equipment was as tight as any, and hit back at the US government for briefing Washington’s allies against it. This article appeared in the Reuters.

Huawei, the global market leader, is the target of a campaign by Washington, which has barred it from next-generation 5G networks because of concerns about its ties to the Chinese government and says Western countries should block its technology.

The issue is crucial because of 5G’s leading role in internet-connected products ranging from self-driving cars and smart cities to augmented reality and artificial intelligence.

“We are probably the most tested vendor in the world,” Huawei’s cybersecurity director Sophie Batas told journalists at the company’s new cybersecurity centre in Brussels.

She criticised comments by Robert Strayer, US State Department deputy assistant secretary for cyber, international communications and information policy, who told reporters on Wednesday that countries adopting risk-based security frameworks for 5G would lead “inevitably” to Huawei being banned.

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