LG Uplus said on Feb. 26 that it will step up security measures on its 5G network that uses Huawei’s equipment, addressing concerns over the Chinese telecom gear maker that’s facing possible bans around the world.
CEO Ha Hyun-hoi tried to assuage concerns of its 5G network ahead of the commercial launch in Korea next month, as the United States, Japan and Europe were considering a ban on Huawei’s kit over potential security breaches.
“Huawei is one of the important gear suppliers to LG Uplus, along with Samsung Electronics, Ericsson and Nokia,” Ha said during a press briefing at MWC Barcelona. “We take security very seriously and are looking closely (into Huawei’s equipment).”
While LG Uplus signed contracts with multiple vendors, Huawei is by far its biggest supplier because it delivers quality products on time, the Korean operator said.
Huawei’s gear is used in about 95 percent of 15,000 5G base stations established in the nation so far, according to the firm.
LG Uplus earlier said it aims to complete building its 5G infrastructure in major cities by the end of 2019.
By Ram Garikipati and newswires (firstname.lastname@example.org)