Vodafone found vulnerabilities in Huawei kit but stuck with it because it was cheap – report

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Citing low cost as a reason to use flawed Huawei technology, Vodafone told Bloomberg that issues found in the Chinese equipment were not cause enough to ditch the cheap hardware. According to the report from Bloomberg, hardware used in Italy back in 2011 contained security back-doors that could have given the Chinese technology giant access to the entire fixed network. Bryan Littlefair, who wrote the following in a 2011 report: “What is of most concern here is that actions of Huawei in agreeing to remove the code, then trying to hide it, and now refusing to remove it as they need it to remain for ‘quality’ purposes.”