The Australian government reportedly followed advice from security agencies on the matter, though it will no doubt come as another big blow to Huawei, which has already seen a significant deal fall through in the USA this year.
Acting Home Affairs Minister Scott Morrison and Communications Minister Mitch Fifield claim "new [network] architecture" provides ways to "circumvent traditional security controls", risking overall network integrity and customer data.
Following a national security review of potential risks posed by allowing Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to provide equipment for the country's 5G network, Australia has made a decision to close the door to the company.
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Residents have been told to prepare for flash floods and mudslides, while shelters are being prepared in the case of evacuations. Shoppers jostled with one another to get the last boxes of ramen noodles. "All stores were insane [Tuesday]", Medeiros said.
The pair expressed concerns that Huawei, which is also facing scrutiny in the United States over alleged links to Beijing, would pose threat to Australia's national security as it would be subject to the Chinese government influence.
We've approached Huawei Australia for further comment.
The government said in an emailed statement on Thursday that national security regulations typically applied to telecom carriers would now be extended to equipment suppliers.
The whole Huawei-is-a-security-concern issue is convoluted and divisive. It also occurred at a time when Huawei is lobbying the Australian government not to block it from supplying broadband equipment for Australia's 5G mobile services roll-out. This is a extremely disappointing result for consumers.
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However, the policy is not applicable to private contributions that have been pouring in from all over the world. The Chief Minister pointed out that the prime minister himself had welcomed the UAE offer with a tweet .
Organizations and individuals in China are required by law to aid in the government's intelligence efforts, making Huawei's technology a potential instrument of espionage.
"5G requires a change in the way the network operates compared to previous mobile generations", read the statement.
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