For Immediate Release: January 11, 2019
Press Contact: Regan Page at [email protected]
Reports Reveal Huawei Employee Charged With Espionage
Sprint/T-Mobile’s Parent Company Building 5G w/ Huawei Equipment
Today, media reports confirm that an employee of Chinese tech giant Huawei has been charged with spying on behalf of China. The Washington Post highlights how the arrest further solidifies the United States’ long demonstrated suspicion of the technology sold by Huawei:
“The Polish move reflects long-standing suspicions by Washington and its allies that Huawei could be used as an arm of Chinese intelligence services.
“U.S. officials have long warned that the technology sold by Huawei — which ranges from the infrastructure that powers cellular networks to computers and phones — might be mobilized by the Chinese government as a powerful way to spy on people across the world.”
To make matters worse, Sprint and T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom is building the 5G infrastructure in Poland with Huawei equipment.
“T-Mobile Poland claims to be the first off the 5G starting block in its domestic market, announcing the launch of what it described as the “first fully functional” 5G network in the Eastern European country with the support of Huawei Technologies.” [Source: SDX Central]
SO WHY WON’T T-MOBILE & SPRINT COMMIT TO EXCLUDING HUAWEI FROM 5G?
In discussing their proposed merger, T-Mobile and Sprint have refused to commit to the American public to exclude Huawei from building 5G infrastructure. That’s more than just shady — it’s dangerous.
As evidenced by today’s reports, Huawei is not to be trusted — and allowing for the use of Huawei and ZTE equipment by T-Mobile, Sprint, or their parent companies SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom, not just in the United States but around the world can result in disaster when it comes to national security.
By Vanessa Gera
By Joanna Berendt
Wall Street Journal: Chinese Huawei Executive Is Charged With Espionage in Poland
By Drew Hinshaw and Dan Strumpf
By Joanna Plucinska and Anna Koper
By Lenka Ponikelska
By Ryan Browne
South China Morning Post: China voices ‘grave concerns’ over Poland’s arrest of Huawei sales director on spying charges
By William Zheng, Josephine Ma and Keegan Elmer