It is not a secret, Chinese telecommunication and technology companies are fast rising to becomes global giants. That means their infrastructures and influence is spreading fast in and outside China. One of which is Huawei, which has for long been a giant in the telecommunication infrastructure space, and in the recent past become one of the global leading smartphone makers.
Beijing cyber espionage claims
However, Huawei like most Chinese firms, have to fight the tag of being branded a State-run organization. That means, governments around the world who are concerned with cyber espionage operations run by Beijing tend to look at Huawei and other Chinese firms with suspicious eyes.
The United States has already banned Huawei alongside two other Chinese firms – ZTE and XXX – from being contracted by local telecommunication companies to set up their communications infrastructure. As the situation currently stands, some security chiefs in the U.S. believe these Chinese firms offer hardware and software with backdoors that allow Beijing to conduct espionage activities. They also claim that the security of the same infrastructure can be easily compromised by other third parties with enough technical …read more