United States asks its allies to avoid Huawei equipment: WSJ

0
55

Reuters
– 19:23 – 11/22/2018

  • One of the government's concerns is based on the use of Chinese telecommunications equipment in countries that host United States military bases.

Photo: Reuters

The United States government is trying to persuade wireless and Internet service providers in allied countries to avoid Huawei Technologies' telecommunications equipment, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

US officials have contacted their counterparts and telecommunications executives in allied countries where Huawei equipment is already widely used for what they consider cybersecurity risks, according to the WSJ report, which quoted anonymous people familiar with the situation.

Leaders of intelligence agencies and other officials have said they are concerned that Huawei and other Chinese companies are in debt to the Chinese government or the Communist Party, which increases the risk of espionage.

Washington has been considering increasing financial support for the development of telecommunications in countries that reject Chinese-made equipment, the WSJ reported.

One of the government's concerns is based on the use of Chinese telecommunications equipment in countries that house US military bases, such as Germany, Italy and Japan, the report adds.

Huawei did not immediately respond to a request for comments from Reuters.

In other news
Sponsored content

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.