However, critics claim the filtering system could prove inaccurate and risks creating a database of people’s online habits.
But in a statement cited by the Wall Street Journal, a Huawei spokesperson said: "The technology is an industry standard URL-categorising solution which gives telecoms operators control over the service they offer to their customers."
"The solution in turn gives their customers choice and control over of which categories of website can be accessed through their broadband service. The system is similar to other solutions in the market and is based on key word categorisation. URLs are added under instruction from the customer," the spokesperson said.
Cameron recently said that ISPs will be asked to automatically block access to online pornography sites unless the subscribers choose to receive it.
Under the plans, any new broadband accounts set up by the end of 2014 will have family friendly filters automatically selected.
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