I think any government would be bonkers to use their kit.
Huawei, the Chinese telecoms giant and possibly the largest company in that sector in the world, has been barred by the Australian government from supplying equipment to the national broadband network (NBN) which will shortly totally dominate Australian telecoms.
Huawei Technologies, which is close to becoming the world’s largest telecommunications equipment provider, was advised late last year that it could not tender for NBN contracts because of concerns about cyber attacks coming from China. That came from the Australian intelligence agencies.
A spokesman for Australian Attorney-GeneralNicola Roxon said the $36 billion NBN was the ‘backbone of Australia’s information infrastructure’ and as such the government had a responsibility ‘to do our utmost to protect its integrity and that of the information carried on it’.
Huawei is not taking this lying down.
The Australian federal parliamentary interests register shows Huawei has been courting senior coalition figures and giving…
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