Ja­pan bans Huawei, ZTE

Geelong Advertiser - - BUSINESS BEAT -

JA­PAN is re­port­edly set to ef­fec­tively ban gov­ern­ment pur­chases of telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions prod­ucts from China’s Huawei and ZTE over fears of in­tel­li­gence leaks and cy­ber at­tacks.

The gov­ern­ment is ex­pected to re­vise its in­ter­nal rules on pro­cure­ment as early as Mon­day, the Yomi­uri news­pa­per re­ported yesterday. Ja­pan is un­likely to name the two com­pa­nies, to avoid ag­gra­vat­ing China, but Huawei and ZTE are to be sub­ject to the ban, the re­port said, cit­ing a gov­ern­ment source.

The re­port fol­lows a de­ci­sion by the US this year to ban gov­ern­ment pur­chases of Huawei gear. Aus­tralia and New Zealand have also blocked Huawei from build­ing 5G net­works.

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