Huawei, 5G and Your Security

Huawei has again been in the news recently over concerns their hardware could be used to spy on communications. The US government has lead and European governments have followed in banning the use of Huawei equipment in their 5G networks.

5G networks have huge potential for more than just mobile phone networks. With the “internet of things” growing by the day, 5G has the bandwidth and speeds to connect every enabled device. This potentially includes driverless cars, which could be an everyday thing sooner than most people realise.

The superfast speeds promised by 5G could see many ditch their landline broadband connection for good in just a few short years. Why would you need a fixed connection when you can download a feature length film to your mobile device in just a few seconds?

With 5G looking like being such an integral part of the nation’s infrastructure, it’s easy to see why governments may be nervous about potential vulnerabilities and possibly giving China backdoor access to vital systems.

Security, speed, and stability are all important considerations in business. You want your systems to be robust and reliable, as problems can be very costly.

That’s why we at Callagenix invest heavily in the high-quality hardware to run our services. Our servers are situated in a secure data centre at Heathrow, close to the nation’s fibre-optic backbone. Our servers are monitored 24/7/365 and are regularly checked and maintained to ensure we can fulfil our 99.999% uptime guarantee, as required by Ofcom as part of our SS7 licence.

As well as offering rock-solid reliability and crystal-clear call quality, our services can help your organisation be more robust.

Switching to a hosted phone system will save you money and give you more options to create the perfect phone system for your exact requirements. We can help you combine multiple numbers, services and locations under a single system, which is flexible and easily scalable, so it can grow and adapt in parallel to your business.

Another advantage is that our systems give you extra protection from the risks associated with floods, fires or other disasters. If you are still using a traditional, on-site PBX unit you are vulnerable to losing access should there be any issue at your premises.

With a cloud hosted system you can log in and manage your system from anywhere, so in an emergency you can divert your phone calls to mobile phones or another temporary location whilst you’re managing the problem. Keeping in touch with your clients, staff and suppliers could be vital to the survival of your business should the worst happen.

To find out more about our disaster recovery / business continuity services, please contact us today for a chat. Similarly, if you just need a new number or to upgrade your phone service, we’d be happy to advise.

You can reach us on 0333 247 0000, or email us at 

By the way, in case you were wondering, we don't use Huawei hardware in our data centre.

Written by Matt