Huawei and ZTE would, at least before they became known for their smartphones, provide many communication devices to businesses around the world. For example, Huawei's mobile hotspot dongles, sold by network operators around the world, are sure to make smart phones and behind-the-scenes communication tools a staple of their business.
Unfortunately it seems that Huawei and ZTE could lose these deals. A report from Reuters has shown that Japan intends to ban the purchase of Huawei and ZTE products for government purposes. This should increase security to prevent leaks and attacks.
Japan is not alone in this, as other countries such as Australia, New Zealand and the US are beginning to ban the use of their products for fear of espionage from China, where some believe that their products may be due to Huawei's relationships Chinese government could be used to spy on other governments.
According to Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga, who declined to comment on the report and state whether the Japanese government is targeting Huawei and ZTE. "Cybersecurity is becoming an important issue in Japan. We will take determined action from different angles. "
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang has since voiced concern over the report and said create a fair competitive environment for Chinese companies operating in Japan and do nothing to facilitate bilateral cooperation and the to affect mutual trust.
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