Garda Síochána to replace Huawei equipment

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said the only pieces of Huawei equipment used by the force are “branded modems supplied by mobile network operators”.

“These external modems are being phased out, as they are being replaced by laptops with an internal modem,” Mr Flanagan said.

Fianna Fáil science and technology spokesman James Lawless has tabled a series of parliamentary questions on the issue of Huawei, which has been at the centre of cyber security concerns across the world. It is claimed that its technology could be used for spying or international property theft by China, allegations rejected by the company. Countries such as the United States, New Zealand, Australia and Japan have already banned Huawei products from sensitive networks.


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