The Belgian Cybersecurity Centre plans to look into potential risks for the country from using equipment from Huawei and other Chinese suppliers, reports De Tijd. Huawei is already a supplier for the mobile networks of Proximus and Orange Belgium, and Telenet uses equipment from ZTE.
The operators said they already look critically at Chinese suppliers and apply strict security demands when selecting network equipment. Furthermore, there are no national or European guidelines for picking suppliers from certain countries or companies.
Miguel de Bruycker, head of the Belgian Cybersecurity entre, said the agency had looked at national and international studies that show Huawei’s technology brings risks. The agency is in contact with academic, civil and state organisations on the matter, in order to conduct its own objective risk analysis.