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Huawei could be banned from Westminster following “shoddy” security

April 8, 2019

Via: TechRadar

GCHQ has suggested that mobile operators could be banned from using Huawei equipment in and around Westminster due to concerns about the company’s software engineering practices.

All four major UK operators use Huawei’s radio equipment in their networks, but its use is subject to monitoring by a dedicated organization set up by the National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC).

The Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) Oversight Board’s most recent report found “significant technical issues in Huawei’s engineering processes” and that the company’s approach to software development brings “significantly increased risk to UK operators”.

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