Aug 23, 2018
Huawei and ZTE handed 5G network ban in Australia
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei says the Australian government has banned it from providing 5G technology for the country's wireless networks. It said fellow communications firm ZTE had also been banned, reportedly due to national security concerns. Huawei is the world's biggest producer of telecoms equipment. In July, a UK security committee warned that it had "Only limited assurance" that Huawei's telecoms kit posed no threat to national security. The UK's cyber-defence watchdog - the National Cyber Security Centre - has also warned that the use of ZTE's equipment and services could pose a national security risk.
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