Huawei products and businesses become a common sight in Europe

Global Business

Chinese telecom giant Huawei is no threat to UK national security, according to a key new report. A cyber security oversight board looking into the company’s site in Banbury, Oxfordshire has released its first full findings. Some British MPs have raised concerns about Huawei networking equipment being used in the UK’s telecommunications infrastructure, but in the oversight board’s report to UK security chiefs, it reports that the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre in Banbury is independent enough, and that equipment there could not be accessed by foreign agencies.

CCTV’s Olly Barratt filed this report from London.

Huawei products and businesses become a common sight in Europe

Huawei products and businesses become a common sight in Europe

Chinese telecom giant Huawei is no threat to UK national security, according to a key new report. A cyber security oversight board looking into the company's site in Banbury, Oxfordshire has released its first full findings. CCTV's Olly Barratt filed this report from London.

Highlights:

  • Huawei first entered the UK market in 2004 with a contract with British telecom firm BT.
  • BT later faced criticism for using Huawei network products without consulting ministers first.
  • The government of Prime Minister David Cameron has been keen to encourage Chinese investment into the UK