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ZTE opens Brussels Lab to boost security verification

Chinese comms specialist ZTE Corporation now has a Cybersecurity Lab Europe in Brussels, Belgium. The plan is to provide a wider range of access to the external security verification of ZTE’s products, services and processes.

The opening of the lab can be seen as a part of a transparency initiative of ZTE. Under such an initiative, the company has launched two other Cybersecurity labs in Nanjing, China and Rome, Italy in May.

As the platform for transparency and cooperation, the lab provides four functions including source code review, document review, black box testing and penetration testing. In addition, ZTE will conduct in-depth research of the security field in the lab, in partnerships with industry-leading security organizations. The lab will play a significant role of guaranteeing the security of the company’s 5G solutions in the 5G era, it says.

Representatives of the European Commission and of the European Council, as well as telecoms operators, GSMA and other industry associations have attended the opening ceremony.

 “ZTE’s original intention of the Cybersecurity Lab Europe is to provide global customers, regulators and other stakeholders with great transparency by means of verification and communication,” said Zhong Hong, ZTE’s Chief Security Officer. "The security for the ICT industry cannot be guarded by one sole vendor, or by one sole telecoms operator. ZTE is willing to play an important role in contributing to the industry's security along with its customers and all other stakeholders.”