Dutch intelligence services are probing Huawei for possibly spying for the Chinese government by using a “back door” in equipment of major telecoms firms.
Dutch intelligence probes Huawei for possibly spying for the Chinese government by using a “back door” in the equipment used by major telecoms firms.
Dutch intelligence shares the concerns raised by other western governments about the risks of involving the Chinese telco giant in the creation of the new 5G mobile phone infrastructure.
Since 2018, US Government has invitedd its allies to exclude Huawei equipment from critical infrastructure and 5G architectures.
According to Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, the probe into Huawei is being led by the Dutch intelligence agency, AIVD.
The newspaper, citing intelligence sources, revealed that Huawei had alleged access to the data of customers of major telecoms firms in the country, including Vodafone, KPN and T-Mobile. In April, KPN announced a partnership with Huawei to update its 4G networks.
“The report comes at a crucial time in the Netherlands, with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte expected to make an imminent decision on the extent of Huawei’s involvement in the country’s 5G infrastructure.” reported the Telegraph.