Dr. Ian Levy (Technical Director of the National Cyber Security Centre) is writing to telecommunications organisations regarding the potential use of ZTE equipment and services in the UK telecommunications infrastructure environment. ZTE is a Chinese state-owned enterprise. His letter sets out the NCSC’s considered technical advice in regard to the potential use of ZTE equipment and services in the UK telecommunications infrastructure.
Dr Ian Levy, Technical Director of the National Cyber Security Centre said:
“It is entirely appropriate and part of NCSC’s duty to highlight potential risks to the UK’s national security and provide advice based on our technical expertise.
“NCSC assess that the national security risks arising from the use of ZTE equipment or services within the context of the existing UK telecommunications infrastructure cannot be mitigated."