(Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. will present a plan to address British security issues about its equipment at the end of the first half of this year, says a leading business executive on Thursday.
On Wednesday, British intelligence officials said they had not yet seen a "credible" plan by Huawei to solve problems that arose in a critical state report last year, which found that Huawei's technical and supply chain has previously said that the problems will take 3- 5 years to solve and Ryan Ding, head of Huawei's operator group, told reporters on Thursday that they were "global and competitive."
Huawei said earlier that the problems will take 3-5 years to resolve. comprehensive "plan was expected to be approved internally by the end of March.
" In the second quarter, we will talk to all our stakeholders, including UK stakeholders, if such a plan and hopefully at the end of t he first half will complete it The high plan for such a plan, he says, speaks through a translator.
Britain has emerged as an important campaign for Huawei, the world's largest telecom equipment manufacturer, in its efforts to resist US calls for allies to withdraw their equipment for fear of being used by Beijing to spy.
No evidence of such claims has been produced publicly and Huawei has repeatedly denied them, but espionage claims have led several Western countries to restrict the company's access to its markets.
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the United States, a member of the Five Eyes Intelligence Sharing Team, alongside Britain, would not be able to share information with countries that decide to use Huawei equipment because of the security implications. [1
Herr. Ding said Huawei was committed to achieving "credibility" in eight key areas, including software and hardware technology, third party component management, and corporate culture. Huawei will also spend more than the $ 2 billion originally earmarked globally for the stakes, he said.
Huawei's expense educator, announced in December, followed a series of strenuous meetings with officials of the UK's National Cyber Security Center, which raised the security issues in the government's report in July.
A new UK report is expected in the next few weeks. People with knowledge of the matter said it is likely to further criticize Huaweis's perceived slow response to the British problems.
Mr. Ding said he believed NCSC insurance – part of Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency – that its results were not politically affected.
Ask if he was worried that political pressure would prevent Huawei from being used in Britain's next generation 5G network, sir. Ding said it was for operators to decide which equipment suppliers they used but besides Huawei would be like preventing top flight teams from English football.
"I think a 5G market without Huawei is just like the English Premier League without Manchester United," he said.