Huawei – Any Old Tech Company or Trade Secrets Threat?
On the heels of a recent report on 60 Minutes, Reuters (from LiveMint) reports on the controversy concerning China’s Huawei, the world’s second-largest maker of telecommunications gear.
The report quoted Rep. Mike Rogers, chair of the House Intelligence Committee: “If I were an American company today ... and you are looking at Huawei, I would find another vendor if you care about your intellectual property; if you care about your consumers’ privacy and you care about the national security of the United States of America.”
The committee is expected to release a report on the company later today (10/8/12).
We’ll get a summary up as soon as it’s released.
According to Reuters, Huawei has rejected charges that its expansion in the US poses a security risk and argues that it operates independently of the Chinese authorities.