Vodafone admitted Tuesday he found security flaws in the telecommunications equipment Huawei in 2011 and 2012, a finding that may further stain the reputation of the Chinese technology giant.
The British company Vodafone, the second largest mobile operator in the world, said in a statement, he found security vulnerabilities in Huawei Technologies delivered its Italian business, starting with 2011 vulnerability, which was first reported on Tuesday, Bloomberg, since the two companies, it was decided CNBC confirmed.
"Questions have been determined by an independent safety testing, initiated by Vodafone as part of our common security, and is fixed at the time Huawei,» Vodafone said in a statement.
Vodafone said that there is no evidence that Huawei has received "unauthorized access" to their networks, adding that "this is nothing, as the inability to remove the diagnostic function after development."
"Software vulnerabilities with the & # 39 is an industry-wide problem," said a representative of Huawei CNBC. "As with any ICT provider, we are well-established public notice and sewing process, and when a vulnerability, we are working closely with our partners to take appropriate action to remedy the situation."
Huawei to & # 39 is the world's largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment and was under scrutiny for their role in the construction of 5G networks worldwide. 5G with & # 39 is the fifth generation of wireless network that promises higher speed and lower latency, increasing download speeds for consumers and potentially transforming the industry as the Internet of things and self-control cars.
US officials to press N person ally to block Huawei from providing 5G equipment, arguing that it can provide a loophole for the Chinese espionage. Huawei has repeatedly denied that he will participate in any form of espionage or to provide the data of the Chinese government. Experts are skeptical about Huawei's assurances that this is not a security risk, pointing to Chinese laws, which ostensibly are each domestic company is legally mandated to assist countries in the collection of intelligence, when Beijing asks him.
In the UK the National Security Council last week, reportedly agreed to allow Huawei to some equipment for 5G networks of the country. In a report last month by the UK government found Huawei equipment raises "significant" security risks, but do not bind the risks the safety of Chinese government intervention.
Vodafone already uses equipment companies Huawei in many of its existing mobile networks. In March, Vodafone CEO Nick Read said the ban on Huawei may set back in Europe 5G rollout two years.
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