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Rip and replace is such a long Huawei to go, UK telcos plead, citing 'blackouts' and 'billion pound' costs: Are Vodafone and BT playing 'Project Fear'?

Roland6 Silver badge

>Given that GCHQ has spent at least half a decade pouring over the source code and hasn't found anything...

Forgetting your Edward Snowden; the issue isn't that the Huawei software is or might be compromised, the fact is that today US government agencies (aided by allies) have fully compromised global electronic communications.

Clearly, the issue with Huawei kit is that it is much harder to compromise because its manufacture is outside of the NSA's sphere of influence and thus the NSA (and its friends) stand to lose their data sources if the mobile networks adopt it to any great extent. Hence all the lobbying and spread of disinformation about Huawei...

The fact that our mobile networks have become potentially over-dependent upon equipment from China is a different problem.

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