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U.S. intelligence agencies assess the potential risks of Huawei espionage in favor of China

U.S. intelligence agencies assess the potential risks of Huawei espionage in favor of China

by sigismund » 2016-09-14 11:54:49


According to intelligence, smartphones and routers are used by the Chinese authorities as tools of surveillance.


Over the past decade, us intelligence agencies and military authorities have repeatedly expressed suspicion of a secret connection with the largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment Huawei with the people's liberation army of China and the Chinese government. According to intelligence, smartphones and routers are used by the celestial authorities as tools of surveillance.

As reported by Bloomberg, citing anonymous sources, now the FBI and the NSA have begun to assess the implications for national security the potential involvement of Huawei in the project for the introduction of wireless 5G networks in the United States. According to sources, the largest operators of the US AT&T and Verizon have not yet confirmed their participation in the project, but the possibility of such cooperation raises serious concerns.

Last August AT&T announced the start of preliminary negotiations on the establishment of a global standard 5G mobile network with a number of companies, including Huawei. As noted by the representative of the operator Fletcher cook (Fletcher Cook), we are talking about the companies that will work on the standard, not the list of equipment suppliers for the construction of 5G networks.

According to officials of the intelligence services and other experts, Huawei has the advantage, not available to its competitors. In particular, a line of credit to $100 billion provided by state-owned banks of China. This will allow Huawei to break prices rivals such as Cisco and Ericsson, the newspaper notes.

The greatest fear of the American intelligence community calls the close communication with the Chinese authorities, which through Huawei equipment to access the telecommunications infrastructure of the United States.
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