US lawyers don’t buy Huawei’s argument on Chinese hacking

OVER THE PAST year, telecoms manufacturer Huawei has become a pariah outside its native China.

The company grew rapidly in recent years as its low-cost telecom equipment and smartphones won favor with telcos and consumers. It is the world’s largest maker of telecom gear, and a leading vendor of the technology needed to build next-generation 5G mobile networks.

But the Federal Communications Commission warned last year that use of Huawei’s equipment in US telecom networks might weaken US national security due to the company’s close ties to China’s government, which has been implicated in hacking campaigns against US companies and government agencies. ..Read More..

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