With USA trying its level best to ban Huawei’s 5G network gear, will it be able to convince Europe’s governments to have no doubts about spying risks by committing to work with the Chinese giant as they roll out a new generation of critical infrastructure.
Ken Hu Houkun, Huawei’s deputy chairman, said at the launch of the center in the de facto capital of the European Union, that the center aims to help build a secure digital environment which can be trusted by Europe.
“Trust in cybersecurity is one of the major challenges that we face as a global community,” he said. “Trust needs to be based on facts. Facts must be verifiable and verification must be based on common standards.”
Huawei said the center, which will demonstrate the company’s security solutions in areas including 5G, IoT and cloud and will aim to provide a platform to enhance communication between the company and key bodies such as governments or regulators.
Finally it will also provide Huawei customers with a product security testing and verification center with access to company experts.
Huawei says that the center's opening demonstrates its "stronger cyber security commitment to governments, customers, and other partners in Europe" and will provide better support to facilitate collaboration across the continent.
"We fully understand cyber security concerns that people have in this digital world. I believe that good solutions to solve the issue start from mutual understanding, which is the purpose we set up the transparency center here today. We welcome all regulators, standards organizations, and customers to fully use this platform to collaborate more closely on security standards, verification mechanisms, and security technology innovation."