MPs unconvinced by Huawei’s cyber security unit, “the Cell”

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jun 06, 2013 05:59 am PST

A committee of MPs has raised concerns about Huawei’s cyber security audit unit, nicknamed “the Cell”. 

The Cell is the Chinese network equipment manufacturers cyber security evaluation centre, based in Banbury. Its purpose is to provide “transparent” testing facilities for Huawei’s own equipment, to allow government and commercial client to assess the products before they buy.

When it was opened in 2010, the Cell’s managing director John Frieslaar said it demonstrates Huawei’s “commitment to building mutual trust in the area of cyber security and to continuously delivering high-quality and reliable communications networks to our customers in the UK”.


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