Original article by Andrew Tillett, Jennifer Hewett
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 2 : 18-Jun-18
Huawei Australia directors have refuted suggestions that the Chinese telco’s participation in the construction of a 5G wireless network raises national security concerns. They have written to federal MPs arguing that Huawei supplies equipment for the mobile networks of Optus, Vodafone and TPG, and they have warned that the company could potentially withdraw from Australia if it is excluded from the 5G project. Huawei has also dismissed concerns about its links to the Chinese government, stressing that it is a privately-owned company.
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY LIMITED, HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD, SINGTEL OPTUS PTY LTD, VODAFONE AUSTRALIA LIMITED, TPG TELECOM LIMITED – ASX TPM, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIA CHINA BUSINESS COUNCIL, ZTE CORPORATION, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY