Huawei Technologies, the world’s largest telecoms equipment vendor, said it was “surprised” by a report in the Wall Street Journal that the US government is exerting increased pressure on foreign allies to ditch network services from the Chinese company on national security grounds.
US officials have briefed its allies and telecoms executives in friendly countries where Huawei equipment is in wide use, including Germany, Italy and Japan, about what they see as cybersecurity risks, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
The report said the US is considering increasing financial aid for telecoms development in countries that shun Chinese-made equipment. “Huawei is surprised by the behaviours of the US government detailed in the article,” said Huawei in a statement on Friday. “If a government's behaviour extends beyond its jurisdiction, such activity should not be encouraged.”
Source: South China Morning Post