Huawei’s 5G wireless and core network equipment (5G RAN gNodeB, 5G Core UDG,UDM,UNC,UPCF) and LTE eNodeB has passed the GSMA’s Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme (NESAS), boosting the industry’s confidence in telecom network equipment.
The GSMA NESAS assessment, jointly defined by GSMA and 3GPP, together with major global operators, vendors, industry partners and regulators, opens doors for Huawei 5G network equipment in the telco industry and across various regional markets.
NESAS is a voluntary scheme through which network equipment vendors subject their product development and lifecycle processes to a comprehensive security audit. GSMA NESAS covers 20 assessment categories, defining security requirements and an assessment framework for 5G product development and product lifecycle processes. Additionally it 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, Huawei.
For Huawei, cybersecurity assurance is a shared goal between Huawei, customers, supervisory authorities, and other stakeholders. 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.
Prior to passing GSMA NESAS, Huawei also passed the 5G cyber security test by China’s IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group. These test specifications are based on the 3GPP international standards for 5G security assurance.