China’s ZTE follows Huawei with the cyber security lab

China’s ZTE opened a cyber security lab in Brussels on Wednesday, aiming for increased transparency four months after the rivalry of telecom equipment, Huawei did the same to mitigate concerns about spying.

Chinese network equipment retailers are being reviewed by the United States and some of its allies who believe equipment can be used by Beijing to spy on consumers if they are deployed on 5G networks, which are beginning to be built around the world .

Huawei, the world’s largest provider of telecommunications network equipment, is listed on the black list by the US government, meaning US companies need special approval – which they are unlikely to benefit – to export products to Chinese company.

Huawei has denied US charges.

ZTE, which is not in the blacklist, said the new cyber lab would allow consumers, regulators and other stakeholders to review their source code and documents and perform software testing to simulate attack attacks.

“Security for the ICT industry can not be safeguarded by a single vendor or a single telecom operator.” ZTE is ready to play an important role in contributing to the security of the industry, “said ZTE spokesman Zhong Hong in a statement.

ZTE almost went out of business last year when US suppliers were banned from supplying components in a row on trade with Iran. The ban was lifted in June 2018 after paying a $ 1 billion fine.

ZTE also already has cyber security labs in Nanjing, China and Rome./

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