Huawei May Be Blocked from World’s MarketsAdded: Monday, August 12th, 2013
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The rumors are that the Chinese tech company Huawei has started developing instruments for the local government to commit cyber-espionage in Africa. Newspapers speculate that Huawei’s expansion into the African continent is not about entering a market that appreciates cheap over expensive.
Media reports claim that Huawei is wiring up the whole of Africa in order to allow Chinese spooks to spy on the continent. But these reports seem to ignore the equally rapid expansion of other companies, for example, from India. Apparently, sole evidence of these newspapers is that American politicians have labeled Huawei a national security threat, even though this ruling was ignored in other more civilized parts of the world. As a result, they see Huawei’s efforts investing billions of dollars in Africa over the last two decades and providing affordable mobiles, online access, and telecommunications networks as sinister.
As you can see, paranoia of the United States about Africa seems to be getting worse. Within the last few months the company had to close major deals in Africa to get more areas on the grid – those too are claimed to be about spying. It was former NSA and CIA head Michael Hayden who raised warning flags about the company’s suspected espionage, insisting that Chinese firms see themselves in global economic competition with the US. As a result, they see real advantages of exploiting African networks in the future.
Overall, the paranoia is more about shutting China out of markets that the US and the US companies would quite like to own. Huawei makes this difficult because it is cheaper. Allegations of the United States have focused on Huawei supplying back-end telecommunications equipment, including Wi-Fi routers, mobile networks and communications hardware, to 1/3 of the world, claiming that such gear can easily provide backdoors. How does the US know that? It’s simple – the country does exactly the same sort of thing to its own citizens.
The newspaper articles claim that just the Chinese government having access to the architecture of the system will be a tremendous advantage for the country should it want to engage in any electronic surveillance. However, it is unclear why anyone would purchase US gear when it is known that the country has indicated that it is cheerfully willing to spy on its allies.
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Monday, August 12th, 2013
|posted by (2013-08-12 14:47:24)|
|not likely to be banned , as it is even now its network equipment is being used in Canada and other western democracies for years now.. they have a nice last mile G4 networking equipment that is cheap and easily installed... 3.6 ghz wireless client connection speed of 7megs and more to clients includes voip ( RJ11 modular connector), built in N wireless and 4 port router.. if anything the American are just running scared as their companies are loosing out massively to these guy worldwide . and probably many of them will be bankrupt in a few more years .. ie Motorola and a whole host of other wireless and wired network manufacturing companies in the US. simply because Huawei are destroying their bottom line.|
nothing more then a protectionist act by the Americans to protect their industries (manufacturing and spying) through scare tactics..
|posted by (2013-08-12 16:15:01)|
|My previous ISP changed a few months my trusted 2Wire modem-router for a Huawei brand device. It was fragile, made with cheap white plastic, hot to the touch and unreliable (suddenly I was at less than half the network speed I was paying for, and losing my signal every few hours). I asked for a new modem-router, and they gave me another Huawei... and the same problem, but this one burned out one evening. So... I changed to a new ISP and got a brand new Motorola SB6141 Surfboard DOCSIS 3.0 and twice the bandwidth I had at the same price I was paying. My first hand impression of Huawei hardware is that it might be cheap, but I wouldn't want it even if gave away for free. I might be paying $100 dlls for my SB6141, but it's a damn reliable and sturdy piece of hardware.|
|dont they make those usb plug in mobile internet dongle's for 3|
|posted by (2013-08-13 03:10:41)|
|PRISM doesn't look so bad now huh.|
|}}} American politicians have labeled Huawei a national security threat|
While ignoring the massive national security threat to its own citizenry posed by the NSA's unhindered, unsupervised, and clearly, blatantly unConstitutional wiretapping...
I Think Shakespeare had it wrong: "The First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All The Polititians..."
I have no doubt, mind you, that Huawei is a security threat to every nation that heavily uses their equipment. But it's kinda funny-sad-not-haha that American politicians are calling wolf! while ignoring their own increasingly feral dogs...
And I say that as a US Citizen who is decidedly NOT liberal and typically anti-American in the least. We've had an increasing problem of unbounded government for most, if not all, of the last two decades.
|Modern American philosophy - 'if you can't compete with them brand them subversive'|
|posted by (2013-08-13 08:47:18)|
|"PRISM doesn't look so bad now huh."|
You might be joking here, but some braindead idiots out there actually believe this! To them I say: if you think you have a choice between only toilet water or sewer water.... bottoms up!
|posted by (2013-08-13 12:16:47)|
|bros i just want to add a comment. i have Huawei modem for the last six months as where i live in Ireland meath is owned by ripple.com and ripple.com is a disgrace. so alternatively i had to get another way of connecting on to the net via 3 as 3 uses Huawei. every time ive topped up within minutes im phoning 3 as my credit keeps depleting and 3 is working hand in hand with Huawei in on this. lets get together and boycott 3 and Huawei today i read that Huawei is trying to spy on Africa on this morning news with their modems. heres the heading. "Huawei May Be Blocked from World’s Markets"|
|posted by (2013-08-13 17:51:52)|
|Obfuscation, smoke and mirrors, and, "as usual, no mention is made of the role he played during the Bush administration in secretly implementing an illegal warrantless spying program aimed directly at the American people". Why isn't Hayden in a federal prison where he belongs?|
|lmao, the Americans are paranoid about Chinese built routers, in homes, in other countries and yet still build their own weapon systems/missiles/fighter jets/etc with Chinese circuit boards. The big red button in the control center of the Chinese's secret underground military bases, doesn't launch missiles, it just switches control of every other countries nukes and controlled weapon systems to them, 'stupid westerners will never see it coming'||
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