Huawei chairman hits back at Australian Government
Ban on 5G work is “beyond comprehension”.
After comments were made by the Australian Government regarding its inability to protect critical infrastructure if Huawei was to work on the country’s 5G network, the Chinese company has returned fire. Huawei chairman John Lord has labelled these claims as being “beyond comprehension”, stating that Australia and the US are the only two major countries not using the company’s internet equipment, as it is known to be the world’s largest manufacturer of telecommunications network equipment.
Huawei, and its sub-brand ZTE, were previously confined to manufacturing ‘non-core’ technologies such as antennae that had no involvement with the computational brain of the 5G network. The Australian Government’s stance now is that it cannot ensure enough separation between core and non-core production – particularly when it expects our connected cities to be heavily reliant on 5G – so both manufacturers have been banned outright. “The distinction between core and edge collapses in 5G networks.” said Mike Burgess, director-general of the Australian Signals Directorate. “That means that a potential threat anywhere in the network will be a threat to the whole network”.
“Australia and the US are the only two major countries not using the company’s internet equipment... ”