Huawei, in a bid to remain relevant in the development of next-generation 5G networks to be build out in central and eastern European countries, has said that it is prepared to go through extra scrutiny, according to Andy Purdy, chief security officer at Huawei Technologies USA.
This week, during a trip to the Europe, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, had warned its allies that it will become more difficult for Washington to keep on working with those partners who are using Huawei equipment.
And on Wednesday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence also joined Pompeo on a trip to Poland.
Poland is also likely to join the United States with its concerns over use of Huawei equipment for Chinese espionage, as it is also mulling a ban on Huawei to exclude it from the 5G networks ahead.
The government of the United States is been persistently communicating its message about Huawei to allies, with much determination and stronger influence, Purdy told Reuters on Wednesday.
But Huawei is ready to co-operate with governments and prepare to go through any additional measures which could also be applicable to all other suppliers, Purdy said.
Hitting back at Pompeo’s remarks delivered on Wednesday, Hua Chunying, spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry, said that the United States is suppressing lawful interests and expansion rights of Chinese companies by using its state power, according to a report by Chinese state news agency Xinhua.
On Tuesday, the RND group of newspapers reported that German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has recommended a proposal to make the security requirements tougher on foreign network vendors by making appropriate changes in telecommunication law of the country.
The proposal by Seehofer is indicating that the Germany is going to adopt stricter supervision level over Huawei and that will also be releasing pressure of U.S on Germany to completely exclude Huawei.