30 June 2011

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Chinese Telecom Company Huawei will check all telecom equipments for spyware in India for the India MOU signed between Huawei and IISC Bangalore

Chinese Telecom Company Huawei will check all telecom equipments
for spyware in India for the India MOU signed between
Huawei and IISC Bangalore

Huawei Technologies is a Chinese company based in Shenzhen
Ren Zhengfei, a former soldier who worked for 10 years in China’s Army Engineering Corps, founded Huawei as a reseller of telecommunications equipment in 1988.
Huawei is the largest networking and telecommunications equipment supplier in China

Huawei has 17 research centers around the world, including in Dallas, Moscow and Bangalore, India, and most recently in Santa Clara.
In May, Huawei opened a stunning $340 million research center in Shanghai

Huawei is now the world’s second-largest telecom equipment supplier behind Ericsson of Sweden, and with Chinese government backing, it has sewn up major deals in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
In Europe, Huawei has outmaneuvered Ericsson to supply equipment to big carriers.

In 2008 Huawei tried to buy 3COM, Motorola and 2wire but both attempts failed.
Media has reported that American government will never allow those deals thus both attempts failed.

Even Many American politicians are afraid of Huawei because of security reasons.
In past Huawei has supplied communications equipment to Iran and Iraq during Saddam Hussein’s regime, possibly in violation of United Nations sanctions.

Now this shows that Huawei is very powerful telecom company and to control them is very difficult.

Media has reported that Huawei receives subsidies from Chinese government.

In 1999 Huawei set up its Research and development centre in Bangalore.

In 2005, India had blocked Huawei from supplying equipment to India's national network, BSNL.

in 2010 the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had insisted on canceling the rest of the Huawei contract with BSNL and questioned the dubious links of several top BSNL officers with Chinese firms.

Furthermore security agencies found that part of Huawei's Bangalore R&D office building was off limits to Indians.

Earlier, the Indian government had banned telecom equipment from Chinese manufacturers like Huawei suspecting spy software embedded in the gadgets.

Currently 80% telecom equipment in India is imported.
the Department of Telecommunications has decided to develop a safety certification regime for all imported equipments because of security reasons as malware and spyware may come with them thus enabling the enemy or people or group or countries who think bad about India to disturb Indian telecom sector or tap the phone etc.

Currently No Indian company in India is capable to do this Job if its capable they should declare it that way.
Still you think India is going to become Super Power?

Now Indian Government has decided that selected Chinese company Huawei
to help India find out spy software hidden in imported telecom equipments.

the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the home ministry have sanctioned a project to develop a safety certification regime for all imported telecommunications equipments and an agreement has been signed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and China’s Huawei Technologies.
On June 15 IISC and Huawei signed MOU.
MOU signed between the two is more like a NON-DISCLOSURE-AGREEMENT so that the information that IISc gets from Huawei is not disclosed to others.
"A Chinese firm being allowed to tie up with the Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for testing imported telecom gear shows that India has no foreign policy.

China's Huawei Technologies will work with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to test all imported mobile handsets and equipment for built-in malicious software.
The company will become the entry point for all the imported telecom equipments.
The company will provide "documentation, expertise, methods and standards for studying telecom equipment".
The company will assist Indian agencies in scrutinizing their equipment by providing data starting from manuals and extending to source codes.

To test all the telecom hardware manufactured world over the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore will set up a lab at an estimated cost of Rs. 60 Crore (Rs. 600 million) of which Rs. 50 Crore (Rs. 500 million) would be funded by the government.

Let us hope that Indian government has taken full precautions while signing MOU with Chinese company Huawei will not allow backdoor entry to Chinese government.

Why No Indian company is capable to do this job?

Reality views by sm-
Thursday, June 30, 2011

Keyword Tag – China MOU IISC Bangalore Huawei Telecom Equipment Spyware Malware Testing LAB


Anonymous,  June 30, 2011  

Is there any security prob..


sm,  June 30, 2011  

As per foreign policy we should not allow them.
but we have no foreign policy and no Indian company which can do it.

Kirtivasan Ganesan July 01, 2011  

MTNL, BSNL should be competent to do this job.
The accused(Huawei) is asked to help in crime finding(spyware). Strange indeed !

sm,  July 01, 2011