UK sees China's Huawei's 'risks' to telecom networks

UK sees China's Huawei's 'risks' to telecom networks
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Britain has criticised China's Huawei Technologies for failing to fix long-standing security flaws in its mobile network equipment and revealed new "significant technical issues," ONAreports citing Sputnik.

In a report published on Thursday, 28 March, the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre Oversight Board said continued problems with the company's software development had brought "significantly increased risk to UK operators."

The board — which includes officials from Britain's GCHQ communications intelligence agency — said Huawei had made "no material progress" addressing security flaws and it had no confidence in the company's willingness to address "underlying defects."

Huawei, based in Shenzhen, is the world's largest maker of mobile phones and has been under intense scrutiny for months.

Huawei said in a statement said it takes the oversight board's concerns "very seriously" and the issues identified in the report "provide vital input for the ongoing transformation of our software engineering capabilities".  

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