Saturday, March 30, 2013

How to Have Safe Specs - Just Say No

Amidst rising concerns about cyber spying and a House Intelligence Committee report last October, Sprint and Softbank have said they will not use any equipment from China-based Huawei Technologies.

The two companies are preparing for a merger, which is being overseen by the US government. The government has asked only to be informed when these two companies buy new equipment and where they buy it.

Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican who leads the House Intelligence Committee, has confirmed these two companies have made this pledge.

I … was assured they would not integrate Huawei into the Sprint network and would take mitigation efforts to replace Huawei equipment in the Clearwire network,” said Rogers in a statement on Thursday. (more)