It comes after concerns were raised previous year in the annual report...
Any Western country allowing equipment from Huawei Technologies or other Chinese makers to be used in critical infrastructure projects will face the risk of USA countermeasures, the United States envoy to the European Union said.
In December, the Justice Department indicted two Chinese operatives for a decadelong campaign of digital intrusions into USA businesses and government agencies. Yet no supporting evidence has been made public.
The HCSEC, located in Oxfordshire, was launched in November 2010 to help mitigate any potential risks from using Huawei technology in the UK's critical national infrastructure. Andrus Ansip, European Commission vice president for digital affairs said the law increases the risk in dealing with Chinese companies.
The German telecoms authority and IT authority are now working on guidelines and conditions concerning the security of the network. "Cyber-security is our top concern and as an independent global company we are totally committed to supplying the best possible and safest technology to our clients".
The unit's most recent report cited a lack of progress in addressing previous concerns, but Huawei has promised to remedy this with a $2 billion investment over five years.
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"It is a complicated and involved process, and will take at least three to five years to see tangible results".
In the letter, Ryan Ding, president of Huawei's carrier business group, stated that the company "has never and will never" use its equipment to assist espionage activities for the Chinese government.
Reuters reported exclusively on January 30 that the European Commission was considering proposals that would ban Huawei from 5G networks, but that work was at an early stage.
"Excluding Huawei from the market does not mean the network is safe".
Last month, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said in an interview with CCTV that at present, from Asia to Europe, from South America to North America, Huawei has established operations in 170 countries around the world, and has signed 30 5G commercial contracts for 5G base stations worldwide, counting for more than 25,000 goods.
"We need to talk to China to ensure that companies do not simply give up all data that is used to the Chinese state", said Merkel.