Published: Fri, February 14, 2020
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Senior Huawei Official Acknowledges Ability to Clandestinely Access Mobile Networks

Senior Huawei Official Acknowledges Ability to Clandestinely Access Mobile Networks

According to the US, Huawei has access to back doors that are intended for telecom networks to be monitored by authorities. But they also have to build it in such a way that without the consent of the network operator, the manufacturer can't get access.

"U.S. allegations of Huawei using lawful interception are nothing but a smokescreen..."

Companies manufacturing telecom equipment are required by United States law to build backdoors for government authorities to tap into the networks.

Top officials in the Trump administration say they have concrete evidence that Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei can covertly penetrate wireless networks in the USA and around the world, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

The U.S. government has long claimed that Huawei poses a security risk for its ability to access networks secretly through the equipment it sells to telecommunications companies, but it has refused to provide any evidence to back up those claims.

Huawei said The Wall Street Journal is clearly aware that the U.S. government can't provide any evidence to support their allegations, and yet it still chose to repeat the lies being spread by these USA officials.

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The knowledge of the United States about the alleged backdoor remained highly classified until the end of previous year, when the authorities began to share the information with the allies to persuade them to boycott Huawei.

Germany and had previously stated that it would not block Huawei access to its market. "Operators have very strict rules to operate and maintain these interfaces", it said. The company says it "has never and will never do anything that would compromise or endanger the security of networks and data of its clients". Previous White House investigations 18 months in length couldn't find evidence of said spying, and many United States companies have a history of ginning up security fears simply because they don't want to compete with cheaper Chinese kit. As US officials spoke to WSJ, they're claiming their accusations to be true backed up by evidence.

"Why are so many smaller USA wireless companies working with Huawei, even after a 2012 government report warned that equipment from Huawei and ZTE could be used by the Chinese government for espionage?" asked FierceWireless' Tom Dano.

They also note that the has previously infiltrated Huawei equipment - as well as network devices of other manufacturers - as detailed in documents disclosed in 2013 by former contractor Edward Snowden.

Huawei even more stated it is "indignant that the U.S. government has spared no efforts to stigmatize Huawei by using cyber security issues".

Huawei added that it doesn't develop or produce any interception equipment beyond this. The officials didn't provide details of where they believe Huawei is able [to] access networks.

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