Original article by Phillip Coorey, Angus Grigg
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 4 : 14-Jun-18
Sources have indicated that Australia’s security and defence agencies have recommended against allowing Huawei to bid for contracts to build the nation’s 5G wireless networks. The Federal Government is expected to make a decision on the 5G contracts very soon, and Huawei has previously been excluded from providing equipment for the national broadband network due to national security concerns. The Chinese telco supplies equipment for the 4G networks of Optus and Vodafone, while Huawei’s John Lord recently noted that the company employs about 750 people in Australia.
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY LIMITED, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE, SINGTEL OPTUS PTY LTD, VODAFONE AUSTRALIA LIMITED, ZTE CORPORATION, TELSTRA CORPORATION LIMITED – ASX TLS, TELEFON AB LM ERICSSON, NOKIA OY AB, ALCATEL-LUCENT, UNITED STATES. SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE, UNITED STATES. NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, UNITED STATES. DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY