China’s top telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies has opened a cybersecurity center in Britain to test and evaluate its products, Reuters reports.
Huawei, which has seen its plans for global expansion stalled by national security concerns among foreign governments, said the new Cyber Security Evaluation Centre is a key part of Huawei’s end-to-end global security assurance system.
“This center is like a glasshouse ““ transparent, readily accessible, and open to regulators and our customers,” said John Frieslaar, managing director of the center. “The establishment of this center demonstrates our commitment to building mutual trust in the area of cybersecurity and to continuously delivering high-quality and reliable communications networks to our customers in the UK.”
Huawei and ZTE Corp faced opposition earlier this year when India blocked imports of Chinese telecommunications equipment, citing national security concerns. The New New Internet previously reported that Huawei was excluded from a large Sprint Nextel Corp contract because of U.S. national security concerns.