UK’s Cyber Security Rings A Warning Bell Against Use Of Chinese Tech


In a recent press event, Jeremy Fleming told the press reporters that the telecommunication industry of UK needs to work more on its practices, related to cyber-security. Mr. Fleming holds a position of director at GCHQ. The United States, on the other hand, is urging its allied nations not to take help of Huawei’s technology for designing the 5G network. Huawei is a Chinese telecommunication giant.

Though most of the telecommunication companies of the UK are working in collaboration with Huawei, they are waiting for the government, which will decide whether they’ll take the endeavor to the next level or not. In the recent past, Alex Younger had questioned about the role of Huawei in 5G networking, whereas security officials of the UK had compared UK’s involvement with Huawei as an irresponsible act.

Speaking at an event in Singapore, Mr. Fleming told the press that the government of the United Kingdom is trying to balance the supply chain by ensuring diversity in the market of telecommunication equipment. Mr. Fleming also said that it is very imperative for Western nations to know about the risks involved as it is very imperative for the sovereignty of a country.

The director of GCHQ also told to one of the news broadcasting networks that all the vulnerabilities will be executed in a proper fashion before UK will work on its 5G network. According to Sylvain Fabre, 5G networking is too crucial for United Kingdom if the country wants to be competitive as its allies. The whole issue surfaced after US levied Huawei’s CFO with criminal allegations.

In an interview, Huawei’s founder, Mr. Ren Zhengfei told the press that even after the allegations, US wasn’t able to do much in crushing the business of the mobile company. Mr. Zhengfei also told the press that the company believes in UK and will keep on investing in the country. Furthermore, Huawei’s chairman, Mr. Ping, denied every allegation which was made against the company by the US government.