UK Delivers ‘Scathing Assessment’ of Huawei Security Threats

For Immediate Release: March 28, 2019
Press Contact: Regan Page at [email protected]


NEW REPORT: UK Delivers ‘Scathing Assessment’ of Huawei Security Threats

T-Mobile/Sprint Refuse to Heed Concerns of Global Leaders


Washington, D.C. — Today, top national outlets highlight the British government’s newly released report — coined by theWashington Post as a ‘scathing assessment’ — which spells out security risks posed by Chinese telecom giant Huawei to the country’s telecommunications infrastructure.

This marks the second consecutive year that the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the British spy agency equivalent to the U.S. National Security Agency, has voiced serious concerns regarding Huawei and, this time around, comes on the heels of a “full-court press” of the United States to ban Huawei from future 5G networks and preserve national security.

This discussion is certainly welcome and rooted in real privacy concerns, and further demonstrates the dangers of T-Mobile and Sprint’s refusal to make clear, enforceable commitments to ban Huawei from future 5G infrastructure if the two companies are allowed to merge.



New York Times: Huawei Security ‘Defects’ Are Found by British Authorities

By Adam Satariano

March 28, 2019


Associated Press: U.K. report finds technical risks in Huawei network gear

March 28, 2019


Reuters: Britain rebukes Huawei over security failings, discloses more flaws

By Jack Stubbs, Cassell Bryan-Low

March 28, 2019


Wall Street Journal: Huawei Equipment Has Major Security Flaws, U.K. Says

By Stu Woo

March 28, 2019


Washington Post: Britain’s spy agency delivers a scathing assessment of the security risks posed by Huawei to the country’s telecom networks

By Ellen Nakashima

March 28, 2019


POLITICO Europe: UK intelligence finds ‘new risks’ linked to Huawei

By Laurens Cerulus

March 28, 2019


CNN Business: Huawei is failing to convince the UK it can be trusted

By Ivana Kottasová and Charles Riley

March 28, 2019



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