By Constantin Radut
Huawei Romania expressed its indignation at the politruk opinions of the US ambassador to Bucharest, Adrian Zuckerman, reports the entire press in Bucharest. A.Z has been writing for several weeks on the embassy’s website all sorts of nonsense urging the Romanian authorities not to collaborate with Huawei for the implementation of 5G technology.
“For some time, the US Embassy in Romania has been using selective information to defame Huawei. These allegations are not new, but are based on civil disputes with other companies in the last 20 years, but which Huawei has resolved. These civil disputes have been resolved either by the parties or resolved through court proceedings, and some of them have even been dismissed by federal judges or jurors. A superpower that uses state machinery and tries uninterruptedly to destroy a private company owned 100% by its employees and disrupt its normal operation – such a situation has never been encountered. Over the past 30 years, Huawei has served more than 3 billion people in more than 170 countries through its products and services. The company has never caused a cyber security incident and has always maintained an excellent security history, ”Huawei said.
The company claims that, due to its origin, it has been slandered and defamed by the US for a long time and states that, in order to demonstrate its level of security, it has set up three cyber security checkpoints in Europe.
“The company is subject to the strictest checks in the world and is the supplier that has gone through the most source code checks. The results of the analysis, which covers a period of 10 years, prove that Huawei products have no backdoors, and cybersecurity certification reports from many authorized third-party organizations show that Huawei has security and reliability, “said Huawei, which presented the conclusions of the three verification centers.
UK National Cyber Security Center: On February 20, 2019, CNSC CEO Ciaran Martin said Huawei products had undergone the strictest laboratory security tests in the UK and no backdoors were found in Huawei products. , there was no evidence that Huawei was involved in any espionage activity.
GSMA & 3GPP: On August 24, 2020, Huawei passed the Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme (NESAS) analysis, jointly developed by the Global Mobile Communications Alliance (GSMA) and the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). Germany and many European countries accept the NESAS standard and the main operators and suppliers around the world agree with this evaluation mechanism.
Common Criteria: On June 5, 2020, Huawei obtained the 5G cyber security certification from Common Criteria. This certification is one of the most important cybersecurity certifications in the world. More than 30 countries (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Poland, the United States, etc.) have joined this certification agreement.
“Thanks to these scientific tests based on real facts and standards, Huawei’s security has been recognized worldwide. In addition, due to the fact that the most important 5G technologies come from Huawei, over 90 top global operators, including from Europe, have chosen Huawei as a partner for 5G technology. Cyber security challenges are not limited to a particular generation of communication technology or a particular provider. They appear as a result of the development of technologies and must also be solved by technological methods. In essence, cybersecurity challenges are technical in nature. Therefore, confidence in cybersecurity must be based on objective facts centered on scientific verifications which in turn are based on common standards. Governments, industries, operators and third-party certification bodies need to be open, transparent, cooperative and impartial, using technical specifications as standards and verification tests, as a way to jointly address the potential peril in cybersecurity, “he said Huawei.
According to the company’s representatives, “using cybersecurity as a pretext to suppress companies with more advanced technologies than the US is, in essence, promoting digital hegemony over the sovereignty of other countries”, an action that “totally contradicts digital sovereignty supported by the EU” . It also considers that “such practices not only undermine the innovation capacity of industry, the global supply chain system and the principle of free competition, but also undermine the fundamentals of the digital economy of all countries, affecting both the economy, taxation and employment. and generating rising living costs ”.
Huawei also presents the relationship with Romania, which it states is based on mutual trust:
1. Huawei has set up over 20 global centers with technical expertise to help Romania retain its advanced technology talents and support customers in Europe and globally. The company has invested over 1 billion euros in Romania, contributed more than 6,300 jobs and spent almost 500 million euros on acquisitions. According to the data published on the official website of ANAF, in the last five years, Huawei has ranked 1st among the Romanian ICT suppliers in terms of accumulated tax contributions.
2. At the same time, together with local operators and partners, Huawei has built top 2G / 3G / 4G networks with the fifth highest download speed in the world (based on speedtest.net statistics, July 2020 ). Small and medium enterprises and people enjoy the cheapest internet services in the EU (according to DESI 2020: Romanian broadband received the highest score in the price index). Despite all these achievements, Huawei has never been a threat to Romania’s security.
“All this is due to the open business environment supported by the Romanian government and the significant local investments of Huawei. Unfounded rumors and slander should not be allowed to alter the achievements of the digital economy in Romania in the last 20 years, destroy the reputation of the Romanian business environment and damage the mutual trust between Romania and Huawei consolidated in the last 20 years “, Huawei representatives consider.
Huawei says 20 years of mutual trust will not be shaken by unfounded rumors and calls on US Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman “to have less prejudice and more to offer,” because “together we can face the challenges of the epidemic and together we can bring a real and beneficial contribution to the development of Romania’s digital economy ”.
By Constantin Radut