Concerns of national security have now led the U.S. Government to take an extraordinary move and specifically bar Chinese networking vendors Huawei and ZTE from U.S. government networks.
In the final analysis, the report concluded that,”risks associated with Huawei’s and ZTE’s provision of equipment to U.S. critical infrastructure could undermine core U.S. national-security interests.”
As such, the committee recommended that no U.S. government systems should include equipment from Huawei or ZTE. Additionally, the report suggest that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) should block any mergers or takeovers that involve Huawei and ZTE.
In an email sent to InternetNews Huawei, refuted claims by the U.S. Government committee.
“The report conducted by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (the Committee), which took 11 months to complete, failed to provide clear information or evidence to substantiate the legitimacy of the Committee’s concerns,” Huawei stated.
Huawei noted that over the past 11 months, the company has cooperated with the Committee in an open and transparent manner, and engaged in good faith interaction.
“We adopted a transparent approach in providing this information to ensure the results are fact-based and unbiased, hoping the Committee’s objective review of our business activities and the global cyber security issue can clarify the misperception of Huawei,” Huawei stated. “However, despite our best effort, the Committee appears to have been committed to a predetermined outcome.”