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  Reply # 2142199 9-Dec-2018 19:54
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snnet:

 

I dunno, but I can see the NZ govt getting pretty animated over something like you're suggesting, though they could be two different scenarios here, we don't know what the GCSB may know about Huawei 

 

 

If a backdoor was found in Huawei products then it would be all over the news. The potential benefits to US network equipment vendors would be massive, undermining Huawei would be their wet dream come true. 

 

If the Americans don't have dirt they can publish we sure as heck don't. There is huge pressure coming out of the US against Huawei, and it is more around commercial reasons.

 

 


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  Reply # 2142201 9-Dec-2018 19:58
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hio77:

Glazza: Vodafone use Huawei.


Not Huawei RAN though last i checked...


 


I can't speak for further down their core.



@hio77 I am sure the Huawei kit was swapped out for Juniper kit

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Edit: Fixed line uses Huawei kit still I believe on the dslams

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  Reply # 2142203 9-Dec-2018 20:04
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hio77 I am sure the Huawei kit was swapped out for Juniper kit

John

Edit: Fixed line uses Huawei kit still I believe on the dslams

John

 

sif those dslams really matter ;)





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Reply # 2142231 9-Dec-2018 20:56
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afe66: I'm interested to see how loudly the Chinese _government_ is screaming about this.

Didnt they say that Huwawei has no links to the government so you should feel free to install their gear?

So why the outrage?

Cant see nz government getting this excited if head of fontura got arrested in Canada?

I think China have shot themselves in the foot badly if they are trying to convince the world that Huawei is a normal company...

 

In some circles, MFAT is nicknamed the Ministry of Fonterra and other trade. So yes, the NZ government would be all over it like a rash


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  Reply # 2142269 10-Dec-2018 02:27
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vulcannz: 
snnet:

 

I dunno, but I can see the NZ govt getting pretty animated over something like you're suggesting, though they could be two different scenarios here, we don't know what the GCSB may know about Huawei.

 

If a backdoor was found in Huawei products then it would be all over the news. The potential benefits to US network equipment vendors would be massive, undermining Huawei would be their wet dream come true. 

 

If the Americans don't have dirt they can publish we sure as heck don't. There is huge pressure coming out of the US against Huawei, and it is more around commercial reasons.

 

IIRC something like over 10 years ago there was a security vulnerability but the researchers concluded it was simply had crappy default settings rather than a deliberate act. As I've said in other forums - if it is of such a great concern there would be also an announcement by GCSB of a phased decommissioning of existing Huawei installations as well but given how willing the GCSB is to be so selective now and quiet about past deployments it is difficult not to conclude that it was a politically motivated decision where if we join in on giving a Chinese champion a black eye that it will help in the US's trade war with China and in return we'll get something from the United States for going along with the trade war indirectly. There also seems to be a lot of whinging by American companies about how they're treated by China but I have to ask why do they neglect markets where they already have more or less open access? the mythology of American businesses being persecuted by the Chinese government whilst American businesses fail to grasp that there is world beyond the shores of the United States doesn't exactly endear me to their plight over than it appearing to be American businesses being sore losers.





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  Reply # 2143151 11-Dec-2018 12:26
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Anybody else see the irony in the Aussies...

 

"huawei may have backdoors!"

 

...then pass law requiring vendors to put backdoors in systems.


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  Reply # 2143212 11-Dec-2018 12:46
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So you can only use Western equipment so the good guys can spy on you? smile

 

 

err ? but good guys do not spy on others 


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  Reply # 2145869 15-Dec-2018 17:21
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Something that came out in the last couple of days: https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/SoftBank-to-remove-existing-Huawei-equipment-amid-security-concerns

 

It'll be interesting to see how that impacts installations around the world especially if it becomes a growing trend to not only avoid Huawei for 5G but also replace existing Huawei hardware/software.





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  Reply # 2145875 15-Dec-2018 17:27
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1cloud:

 

sbiddle:

 

So you can only use Western equipment so the good guys can spy on you? smile

 

 

err ? but good guys do not spy on others 

 

 

LOL.... just depends who you call the "good guys"


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  Reply # 2145908 15-Dec-2018 20:21
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1cloud:

sbiddle:


So you can only use Western equipment so the good guys can spy on you? smile



err ? but good guys do not spy on others 



LOL everybody spies on everybody. I think you have a lot to learn young padawan.




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  Reply # 2145941 16-Dec-2018 06:36
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1cloud:

 

sbiddle:

 

 

 

So you can only use Western equipment so the good guys can spy on you? smile

 

 

 

 

 

 

err ? but good guys do not spy on others 

 



LOL everybody spies on everybody. I think you have a lot to learn young padawan.

 

 

 

Yep!  Take the case of the murdered journalist in Turkey.  It seems the Turks and the CIA knew almost everything about what went on in that consulate & I'd guess every other embassy and consulate in that city.




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  Reply # 2147425 18-Dec-2018 21:25
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Germany not convinced:

 

 

 

Germany's IT watchdog has expressed scepticism about calls for a boycott of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, saying it has seen no evidence the firm could use its equipment to spy for Beijing, news weekly Spiegel reported Friday.

 

 

"For such serious decisions like a ban, you need proof," the head of Germany's Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Arne Schoenbohm, told Spiegel, adding that his agency had no such evidence.

 





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  Reply # 2147528 19-Dec-2018 00:54
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1cloud:

 

sbiddle:

 

So you can only use Western equipment so the good guys can spy on you? smile

 

 

err ? but good guys do not spy on others 

 

 

 

 

You don't spy on your own, you allow your allies access to that information to do it for you. 


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