Lei Feng.com, announced on November 28, New Zealand's telecommunications operator, New Zealand Spark (subsequently referred to as Spark) stated that the New Zealand Government's Communications Security Authority (GCSB) had refused to offer the company to use 5W Huawei telecommunications equipment . There is a "big risk to national security".
In August 2018, the New Zealand neighbor, Australia, announced at government level that Huawei and ZTE would be prohibited from taking part in the country's 5G mobile network.
Spark is interesting to Huawei, but the government does not allow it.
In fact, for Huawei technology, Spark still recognizes. As soon as November 4, Simon Moutter, Spark General Manager has strongly supported Huawei as a potential supplier of 5G mobile network technology in public. He said at the annual general meeting:
We hope our government will not stop them without a clear evidence unless they can prove that their technology brings security risks that we can not alleviate the comprehensive security management equipment we use in the network … We found that For Spark Huawei is a very good RAN provider partner – they are a global leader in mobile technology, responding to requests promptly and providing good business value.
Lei Fengwang(Public number: Lei Feng network)It is learned that Simon Moutter appreciates Huawei because Huawei is already committed to a partnership with Spark in the 3G and 4G. In fact, in terms of 5G, Huawei has carried out an experiment with Spark to show the possibility of analyzing the network of the access network.
But at this time, due to the decision of the New Zealand GCSB, the co-operation between the two sides was forced to stop.
In response to government decisions, Spark announced a statement calling for the suspension of Huawei 5G devices. The statement stated that the decision of the GCSB meant that Spark would not be able to implement the proposal to use Huawei equipment in the proposed 5G network. The company expressed disappointment with this decision, but believes that it will not affect the company's plan to launch a 5G network by July 2020.
Shortly after the announcement of the Spark announcement, the New Zealand Government Communications Security (GCSB) confirmed that the ban on the official website was also.
In fact, Western countries have announced a ban on 5G Huawei based on national security, not once or twice. But for New Zealand, this time the practice is incredible.
According to New Zealand Herald's decision, New Zealand on November 28 is quite different from the previous situation of the New Zealand government. The former government has been encouraging the telecommunications operators of the country to work with Huawei – but now 5G is coming soon. When he arrived, the New Zealand government has suddenly changed its mouth, which is a treasure.
As a result, the New Zealand Herald announced a comment saying that the decision to ban Huawei will seriously harm the relationship with New Zealand. New Zealand exports may be affected, and this time is very strange for a company to announce the government's decision. At the same time, the decision was also dissatisfied with the New Zealand industry. Operator at 2degrees, another major telecommunications operator in New Zealand, said that if the decision applies to all New Zealand operators, it will be extremely adverse for market competition.
New Zealand Herald also believes that the US-China battle on Huawei has an intense diplomatic background. New Zealand has always avoided participation, but the new government decision means that New Zealand and the US and Australia are standing with each other.
Huawei has responded to New Zealand's decision.
Lei Feng.com stated that Andrew Bowater, vice president of Huawei New Zealand, said in a response statement that Huawei is looking for emergency talks with relevant departmental leaders and officers to understand the process and explain that Huawei does not have security risks this name. He also said that New Zealand did not give any evidence to Huawei to prove that Huawei had had the problem he said, so Huawei did not accept the major national security risks allegedly New Zealand.
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs also expressed a "serious concern" about a "New Zealand government's refusal to use the Huawei 5G service from a telecommunications operator based on threatening national security," and responded by saying:
The Chinese government encourages Chinese companies to maintain economic cooperation abroad based on market principles and international rules and in accordance with local laws. The essence of economic and trade cooperation between China and New Zealand benefits both sides and wins. We hope the new party will give Chinese companies an equal opportunity in new operations and do more things that will benefit mutual trust and co-operation.
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