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UK flags 'new risks' from Huawei engineering, no progress on earlier issues

Huawei is the leading manufacturer of equipment for next-generation 5G mobile networks.

Huawei booth at the Mobile World Congress 	| Photo: Reuters
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AFP | PTI London
Britain has identified "significant" issues in Chinese giant Huawei's engineering processes that pose "new risks" for the nation's telecommunications, a government report found Thursday.

"Further significant technical issues have been identified in Huawei's engineering processes, leading to new risks in the UK telecommunications networks," read annual findings from the government's Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) oversight board.

Huawei is the leading manufacturer of equipment for next-generation 5G mobile networks that will bring near-instantaneous connectivity for smartphones, but some Western nations have barred it amid fears Beijing could gain access to sensitive communications and critical infrastructure.

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First Published: Mar 28 2019 | 5:48 PM IST

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