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Under Fire Huawei Agrees to UK Security Demands: Report

December 07, 2018 / securityweek

Embattled Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has agreed to British intelligence demands over its equipment and software as it seeks to be  part of the country's 5G network plans, the FT reported Friday. Huawei executives met senior officials from Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), where they accepted a range of technical requirements to ease security fears, according to the FT's sources. The NCSC said in a statement that it was "committed to the security of UK networks, and we have a regular dialogue with Huawei about the criteria expected of their products. "The NCSC has concerns around a range of technical issues and has set out improvements the company must make," it said. The Chinese telecoms provider has come under scrutiny over the last few weeks, with one of its executives arrested in Canada last Friday on a US extradition request, raising fears of an escalation in the trade war between China and the US.