Huawei is one of the leading vendors of smartphones network solution providers in Asia. It is also trying to break into the international market and has achieved a certain degree of success. But one of the major problems that have plagued the company is the accusations that Huawei somehow provides Chinese government intelligence and support through its international reach and devices.
Now, to prove that such allegations against it are false, Huawei has established a ‘Cyber Security Evaluation Center’ in Banbury. The aim of establishing this facility is to allow the company to work directly with the British spy agency and show them that Huawei devices don’t have any backdoors or hidden functionalities.
According to the Economist, the chief reason of the establishment of this center is to convince the British government that Huawei devices are clean. Naturally, this could translate to huge business opportunities for Huawei in Britain once it proves its innocence.
While Huawei has been top of the list in the accusations of collaborating with another government, a number of other hardware vendors have also been accused of similar charges. Will such vendors follow suit in the footsteps of Huawei to prove they are legitimate and clean?