UK Intelligence Board reportedly planning to ban Huawei 5G equipment
Everyday appears to be day of punch for Huawei as its 5G business seems to be facing threats from Western Governments. According toÂ an annual reportÂ from the UKâ€™s National Cyber Security Centre, the Chinese manufacturer still couldnâ€™t fix the multiple issues and vulnerabilities, raising the question if any of its future products can be risk-manageable.
The UK Intelligence Board already raised its concern around Huaweiâ€™s 5G equipment and at this moment is really considering the option of calling an outright 5G ban of Huaweiâ€™s telecom solutions across the United Kingdom.
According to the report by the Huawei, Cyber Security Evaluation Centre said the oversight board currently has not seen anything to give it confidence in Huaweiâ€™s ability to bring about change via its transformation programme and will require sustained evidence of better software engineering.
The report goes even deeper in criticism to Huaweiâ€™s lack of end-to-end integrity in the products. Also, the software component management system was considered defective and there are several concerns in the report regarding the overall security of the equipment that connects radio network to customersâ€™ smartphones.
David Wang, Huaweiâ€™s R&D chief said that every supplierâ€™s equipment was â€œbound to have vulnerabilitiesâ€ and â€œthe report does not suggest UK networks are more vulnerable than last yearâ€ that basically justifies that even though you havenâ€™t improved anything at all in the past twelve months, at least itâ€™s not worse.