Huawei 'fully backs UK security review'

Updated: 2013-07-20 02:22

By Zhang Chunyan and Shen Jingting (China Daily)

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Huawei 'fully backs UK security review'

Visitors walk through Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's booth at the CeBIT 2013 trade show in Hannover, Germany, in March. The company launched a security center in 2010 in the United Kingdom to test its new hardware and software for security risks. Provided to China Daily

Telecom equipment giant 'open to cooperation to boost cybersecurity'

China's telecoms and computer network giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd supports the British government review of its security center in England, the company said on Friday.

"Huawei shares the same goal as the UK government and the Intelligence and Security Committee in raising the standards of cybersecurity in the UK and ensuring that network technology benefits UK consumers," Huawei said in a statement.

"Huawei is open to new ideas and ways of working to improve cybersecurity," it added.

The company made the statement after the British government confirmed on Thursday it is to review Huawei's involvement in a cybersecurity center known as the Cell in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

The review will be conducted by Prime Minister David Cameron's National Security Adviser Kim Darroch, who is due to report back later this year.

Huawei, based in Shenzhen of South China's Guangdong province, signed a multi-billion pound deal in 2005 to supply BT Group Plc, Britain's largest telecoms operator, as part of upgrades to a network.

The Chinese company launched a security center in 2010 to test its new hardware and software for security risks before being linked to Britain's critical infrastructure.

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