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United States, South Korea won't use Huawei over spying concerns

Due to increased concern Huawei could make it easier for the Chinese government to spy, U.S. and Korean officials won't use Huawei for critical HW

By: Michael Hatamoto from Feb 16, 2014 @ 13:15 CST

The United States and South Korea have mutually agreed to send sensitive information with approved vendors only, while avoiding the use of hardware made by Huawei over spying concerns. There has been increased talk among both countries after increased concern that Huawei-made hardware could lead to easier spying activity from the Chinese company.


"While the United States has expressed concerns in the past, these decisions were made by the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea alone," a U.S. State Department spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal.

No Huawei technology will be used on U.S. military bases in Korea, according to the State Department, as almost 30,000 U.S. military personnel are located in the country. South Korean decision makers also reportedly showed concern using Huawei hardware, and the final decision was made by the host country, though officials remain quiet about the "confidential and private business information."


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