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China’s Huawei is desperately trying to convince Australian politicians it can be trusted

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Chinese firm Huawei has sent a letter to Australian politicians to assuage national security fears surrounding the company, according to the Australian Financial Review.
Huawei has been shortlisted to provide equipment to Australia’s new 5G wireless network.
Local intelligence agencies have reportedly advised against granting Huawei access to the network.
China’s own laws state that organizations must help with “national intelligence work,” raising concerns about giving the firm access to Australia’s critical infrastructure.

Chinese firm Huawei is trying to convince Australian politicians that its technology can be trusted as the country decides which companies will construct a 5G wireless network.

In 2012, Huawei was not allowed to tender for Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) due to cybersecurity concerns raised by Australia’s intelligence agency, ASIO. Recent reports suggest Huawei is almost guaranteed to be excluded from supplying equipment to the 5G network for similar reasons.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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