Huawei does not feel a major impact from the Czech republic, the Polish security fears

PRAGUE (Reuters) – concerns about the Security of Poland and the Czech Republic will be on telecom equipment, Huawei Technologies, and will have no significant impact, in spite of the creation of uncertainty and the deputy head of the central Europe and the nordic countries, it said.

FILE PHOTO: mobile phone Huawei logo is pictured at the IFA consumer tech trade show in Berlin, Germany, on September 5, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo

A warning issued by the Czech republic’s cyber security watchdog that Huawei technologies could pose a threat to the safety, security and Poland’s arrest of a Chinese Huawei staff member, and a former Polish security guard on the spying allegations have come under pressure.

“It’s pretty much business as usual, with a little bit of extra attention to show that we are transparent, open and inclusive, and we don’t have anything to hide,” Radoslaw Kedzia, Huawei’s vice-president for central Europe and the nordic countries, told Reuters.

There were no “no significant, impact on the business, or a significant strategy shift in the region since the concerns surfaced in December, Kedzia said, adding that Huawei has been in contact with authorities and clients as well as their security fears that arise.

Huawei’s 2018 annual report showed increased sales in the Czech Republic is Czech crown (CZK) 7.65 billion euros ($327 million) in 2018, from APPROXIMATELY 6.63 billion by 2017, and an increase in the net profit of CZK 159.4 million, APPROXIMATELY 97.1 million in 2017.

The United States has led an international campaign to persuade the allies to put a ban on the top of the world, telecommunications is a supplier of equipment to the next generation 5G mobile networks.

Huawei denied the U.S. government’s allegations that it is spying on the customers, it violated U.S. sanctions against Iran, and stole Us intellectual property.


Last week, in Poland and in the United States, called for stricter controls on the foreign influence over 5G networks, in a statement by the US Vice-President, Michael Pence, and the Polish Prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

Kedzia said, Huawei does not have a problem with this, and his reference to the ‘Prague Proposals on 5G security is defined by security experts in May, saying that it was paid in full.

Safety is of paramount importance because of the 5 G’s leading position in the internet-connected products, ranging from self-driving cars and smart cities to augmented reality, and artificial intelligence. As the underlying technology for 5G connectivity, it is vulnerable, it could lead hackers to to spy or interfere with them.

Europe, where in Austria, Belgium, Czech republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal, all of the preparations for the auction, and 5 G licenses this year, and has become a key battleground for Smartphone technology.

After the Czech republic’s cyber security alert, and the government is cancelled, the number of entries that Huawei, which has since won contracts from other customers, including public institutions, such as Czech Television or in the ministry of finance.

“There is a degree of uncertainty at this moment in time,” Kedzia said. “It’s a level of uncertainty to all our customers. A number of of them are are reluctant. Some of them say, you know what, I can help you guys, and I will give you orders.”

“On the one hand, we are under attack we are suffering, on the other hand, we are convinced that we are going through, and we will be stronger for it.”

Reporting by Michael Kahn, and Robert Muller, Editing by Alexander Smith

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular