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Huawei vows transparency, will fight myths and misinformation

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 24 Oct 2012 19:03 User comments (3)

Huawei vows transparency, will fight myths and misinformation Chinese firm looks to improve image.
Huawei is the world's second largest supplier of telecoms equipment, after Ericsson, but it is currently being hammered by U.S. lawmakers and other world governments for alleged ties to the Chinese government. The company denies any ties to Beijing, and has promised to be more open and transparent, while fighting the image being portrayed of it.

"Huawei has done a very poor job of communicating about ourselves and we must take full responsibility for that," the chairman of its Australian business, John Lord, told reporters on Wednesday. "Huawei has a duty to set the record straight, to dispel the myths and the misinformation."

Lord said that there are no grounds for any governments to fear doing business with Huawei. The Australian government has barred Huawei from a $38 billion project in the country, while U.S. lawmakers have also expressed concerns about the Chinese firm.

To alleviate concerns in Australia, the company is offered to setup a center in Australia where security-cleared officials will be able to examine all of its source code and equipment. It already has such a center in Britain, where it is now the sole equipment provider for Britain's national broadband network. The firm also offered to to the same in the United States, as did ZTE, but a U.S. congressional intelligence committee found that such a center would fall short of addressing security concerns.

The panel recommends that Huawei and ZTE to be locked out of the market.

Much of the suspicion surrounding the unlisted Huawei stems from its founder, Ren Zhengfei, who is a former People's Liberation Army officer.

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3 user comments

125.10.2012 10:51

What does this mean for this company..."where it is now the sole equipment provider for Britain's national broadband network"...

I never even heard of them here in the USA until I was at the T-Mobile store last week.

Somebody from the UK please to explain: What all do they supply for Britain's national broadband network and what is a national broadband network?



Geordie in Houston...

225.10.2012 12:24

Originally posted by geordietx:
What does this mean for this company..."where it is now the sole equipment provider for Britain's national broadband network"...

I never even heard of them here in the USA until I was at the T-Mobile store last week.

Somebody from the UK please to explain: What all do they supply for Britain's national broadband network and what is a national broadband network?


we are currently in the process of getting a broadband network in australia so areas already have it with others having work in progress.basically its means faster internet and higher speeds on a national level.

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325.10.2012 13:58

I don't see why the US cares since GM is now China motors among many other companies paired with China?

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