Published: Sat, February 09, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

French Senate rejects tougher telecoms controls despite U.S. Huawei warning

French Senate rejects tougher telecoms controls despite U.S. Huawei warning

Huawei has warned MPs it could take up to five years to resolve issues in its devices raised by United Kingdom security officials last year.

"Enhancing our software engineering capabilities is like replacing components on a high-speed train in motion", he wrote in a letter to MP Norman Lamb.

But the company's presence has sparked fears of Chinese espionage, with Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson warning past year he had "very deep concerns" about the firm's role in the UK.

Citing a matter of national security, the USA has not only called for Huawei's ban in the country, but has also urged its allies to do the same.

It is a complicated process and will take at least three to five years to see tangible results.

'Were Huawei ever to engage in malicious behaviour, it would not go unnoticed - and it would certainly destroy our business.

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The report from the United Kingdom government's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was published in July past year, finding two low-priority national security findings and two advisory issues in its annual evaluation of the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC).

Huawei has suggested that European Union supervisors oversee the company's cybersecurity practices in order to help convince the western world that it is not helping the Chinese government spy on other countries.

A spokesman from the National Security Council advised that the "working across government and with our allies and like-minded partners to mitigate risk in the deployment of 5G and other communications infrastructure". We choose to ensure security'.

Italy's industry minister on Thursday denied a report that Italy would ban Huawei and ZTE Corp from playing a role in building its 5G network.

The United States wants to steer people away from Huawei towards Western products because of its concerns over the security of the Chinese company's technology, the U.S. envoy to the European Union said last week.

The Prince's Trust recently announced it would no longer accept donations from the firm, after Mr Williamson and MI6 chief Alex Younger publicly expressed their concerns over the company. Last month, the US Department of Justice charged the Chinese company with trying to steal a robot design from T-Mobile and attempting to sidestep US sanctions on Iran.

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