Huawei says its 5G wireless and core network equipment and LTE eNodeB has passed the GSMA’s Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme.
According to the firm, GSMA NESAS boosts the industry’s confidence in telecom network equipment, making it a practical choice for the industry and an important consideration for all regional markets, to jointly promote the development of more aligned mobile communications market.
NESAS is a standardised cybersecurity assessment mechanism jointly defined by GSMA and 3GPP, together with major global operators, vendors, industry partners and regulators, providing an industry-wide security assurance framework to facilitate improvements in security levels across the mobile industry.
NESAS covers 20 assessment categories, defining security requirements and an assessment framework for 5G product development and product lifecycle processes and uses security test cases defined by 3GPP to assess the security of network equipment.
“GSMA NESAS is the latest approach in assessing the network security of mobile communications. In the 5G era, NESAS provides a standardized and effective cyber security assessment, which allows the communications industry to ensure fairness. The assessment is also a valuable reference for stakeholders, such as operators, equipment vendors, government regulators, and application service providers. Huawei has always focused on technology-driven cyber security.
“We welcome NESAS with full support and collaboration. We also invite the entire industry to jointly promote the development of a more aligned mobile communications market,” said Devin Duan, Head of 5G E2E Cybersecurity Marketing at Huawei.
Huawei said cybersecurity assurance was a shared goal between Huawei, customers, supervisory authorities, and other stakeholders, adding that trust in cybersecurity has become a major global concern as the world becomes more digital.
The telecom firm further expressed that trust must be based on verifiable facts, which should in turn should be based on shared standards.
“We believe that this is an effective way to build trust in the digital era. Huawei supports GSMA and 3GPP in developing a global standardized security assessment, an idea that has largely been accepted as an industry consensus. NESAS promotes this concept, and as such, Huawei urges the industry to widely adopt NESAS,” it said.
Prior to passing GSMA NESAS, Huawei had passed the 5G cyber security test by China’s IMT-2020 Promotion Group. These test specifications are based on the 3GPP international standards for 5G security assurance.
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