It was not too many days ago when the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence did share their recommendation for U.S. companies to actually be more wary of both Huawei and ZTE, as those two Chinese firms were not to be trusted, and a change in vendors would come across as highly recommended. There is this cloud hanging over the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s heads that the Chinese government could covertly use both companies as a platform to spy on the U.S., with Huawei and ZTE stepping forward to naturally deny those allegations. Our friends living in the Great White North too, have their alert levels stepped up.
Canada originally intended to construct a secure network which would carry government calls, emails and data services with Huawei being bandied about to be a vendor, but it seems that with the latest development and security concerns, Canada might just drop Huawei from the project altogether. What do you think about this – unnecessary paranoia, or good old fashioned common sense?