Huawei has been allowed to participate in the UK’s 5G network development for the non-core parts, but still Chinese telecom giant is facing difficulties to spread its network in the country. Between all of this, now there’s a new claim coming from the UK’s leading telecom that reveals Huawei equipment had some serious flaws in the past.
Vodafone has said that it has discovered security flaws in Huawei’s network equipment ten years ago, supplied for the carrier’s Italian business while saying the issues were resolved later-on, reported Bloomberg.
The telecom also said that it had identified hidden backdoors in the software that could have given Huawei unauthorized access to the carrier’s fixed-line network in Italy, which provides internet services to millions of people.
The issues have been originally found in 2009, Vodafone asked Huawei to remove backdoors in-home internet routers in 2011 and resolved in 2014. Also, there’s no report that any users’ data was compromised in this issue.