Soon after Huawei got banned from Google in the US, the news left shock waves to the wireless industry. It has been reported that Huawei shares a close relationship with the Chinese government and the device has been built with upsetting security features. The device has been closely scrutinized and has been banned in many other countries including the US where the device could be hardly found in the market.
Huawei denies any form of lawlessness or misconduct and is trying to battle for their innocence. Ren Zhengfei in one of his interview quotes, “Don’t mix up buying Huawei with politics”. Has the US politicized this issue or Is their genuinely a security threat to their country and on across the world? On May 23 US slams Huawei for not accepting its undisclosed ties with the Chinese government.
Facebook has been also under scrutiny after the revelation on March that consultancy Cambridge Analytica had misused the medium to get access on data in the lead up to 2016 US presidential election. On June 26, CNET news reports say, Facebook has already given access to data about the social media giant users but plans to end the deal by the end of the following week. The Congress in the US also calls out Google mentioning about Huawei’s confidential tie with the Chinese government.
The big news was revealed on Sept. 7, 2018, when Huawei was caught cheating on a phone benchmark test. Founder Ren Zhengfei tweets saying,” I will ignore him, then to whom can be negotiated with”. Underwriters Laboratory, the creators of the 3DMark benchmark test, has accused Huawei of cheating on its test. The UL delisted: Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei Nova, Honor Play. Huawei fight to stay in the US seems vain after the founder slams the US for stealing its technology. This evident from his tweet which says, “It’s more likely that the U.S. steals our technology.
Founder Ren Zhengfei has been continuously pinning the US government saying it’s a political move. Rotating Chairman Guo Ping reports CNBC stating, “ The US government has a loser’s attitude, “ he told reporters. “ They want to smear Huawei because they can’t compete with us”. On April 30, 2019, Vodafone found hidden backdoors in Huawei equipment, according to a report. A response reported by Reuters, came after Trump signed an executive order that declares foreign adversary threats to communication networks, technology, and services a national emergency.
Now, the question is up to nations security when a similar situation in the past brought the nation to a standstill.