Telenor's 4G network in Norway is using Huawei-tech, a fact that has received attention lately as PST (Norwegian Police Security Service) warned against using their tech in their yearly threat assessment.

Much of the attention has been directed towards the possibility of surveillance, but one obvious scenario has not been discussed – can Huawei (or the Chinese government) cause a national black-out of the entire cellular network?


My thinking is that we can never answer a definitive "NO" to this question unless their code is open source, or at the very least made available for assessment to a team of Norwegian security experts. If we are to use tech that is closed source, we should at least use companies located in nations that we do have an official collaboration with, security wise.

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