The AIVD investigates whether the technology company Huawei has been involved in Chinese espionage in the Netherlands. That reports the Volkskrant.
Huawei would be a hidden back door to customer information of one of the three major telecom providers in the Netherlands: VodafoneZiggo, the merger of T-Mobile and Tele2, or KPN.
The AIVD wants to be in conversation with the newspaper did not respond to questions about the research. Also Dutch telecom providers refrain from comments or are not aware of the investigation of the AIVD.
“We do not comment on rumors,” says VodafoneZiggo spokesman Rene Loman to NU.nl. “We are not contacted by authorities with regard to the research on which the Volkskrant has a message.”
A spokesman from Huawei reveals that the company fails to cooperate in espionage. “In every country where we do business we hold ourselves to the law and regulations, and we protect the privacy of our customers.”
Western governments suspect Huawei already of espionage
The investigation of the AIVD takes place at a time that Huawei among western governments already is under fire. They fear that Huawei by the Chinese government used to spy in the West.
In Australia, Japan and New Zealand is the company in the ban done and Wednesday, added the Us president, Donald Trump is in that list by a presidential decree to sign which he American companies doesn’t allow to do business with companies that are a security risk represent.
Will probably also Huawei including be a success.
How China and Huawei, the world would spy on
Huawei is the largest supplier of telecom network in the world
Before, it was already decided that Huawei do not have equipment for future 5G networks will not deliver in the United States. With 5G is faster internet than with the predecessor 4G.
In the Netherlands wants to KPN in the sea with Huawei for the construction of the 5G network. As a result of this collaboration is the National Coordinator Terrorism and Security (NCTV) doing a risk assessment for the use of telecomtechnologieën from other countries. The results of this research will be at the end of may.
Huawei is next to smartphonemaker also the largest supplier of telecom network in the world.
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