Australian farmers and miners could become less competitive than their global rivals unless a national plan is developed to expedite 5G coverage to rural and regional Australia, according to a new report jointly commissioned by Huawei Australia and the Telecommunications Association TelSoc.
A media statement by Ericsson chief executive Borje Ekholm to the effect that vendors should not be banned from 5G without properly balancing national security concerns with free competition has been hailed by Huawei Australia as a "welcome injection of common sense”.
Huawei Australia has used comments made by Ericsson chief executive Börje Ekholm during the presentation of results to push the Chinese company's claim that the ban imposed on it has sharply reduced competition in the 5G supplier market and hence driven up costs.
Had Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies not been banned from tendering for Australia's 5G networks, there is no doubt that local operators — TPG, Vodafone and Optus — would have been among the most advanced 5G operators and competitors would be forced to keep up, the chief corporate affairs officer of the Chinese vendor's local operation claims.
Huawei Australia's chief corporate affairs officer Jeremy Mitchell has taken another swing at former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, after the latter claimed during an interview on ABC's Radio National that the operational core and radio access parts of the network in 5G could not be split.
Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies says it will end its role as a major sponsor of the NRL team Canberra Raiders after this season.
Huawei Australia chief corporate affairs officer Jeremy Mitchell has expressed disappointment over the difference between the treatment according to Chinese social media company TikTok and his own employer.
The defence industry lobby group Australian Strategic Policy Institute is acting to ratchet up tensions with Australia's major trading partner China and using funds it gets from the Federal Government for this purpose, more than $20 million at last count, the Australian arm of the Chinese telecommunications equipment company Huawei Technologies says in a strongly-worded blog post.
The Australian arm of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies claims its warnings about the ban on use of its 5G equipment leading to higher mobile prices in Australia has been aptly ilustrated by the fact that Telstra has jacked up its prices.
Huawei Australia has lashed out at Macquarie Telecom group executive Luke Clifton for calling on Australian telecom network operators to follow Macquarie’s example and remove all Chinese made equipment from their networks.
The Australian branch of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is continuing its campaign to press for inclusion among Australia's 5G vendors, collaborating with the Telecommunications Association to launch a joint discussion paper titled The Gigabit Gap.
Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is continuing to try and lobby the Australian Government to reconsider the ban on the company, with a letter sent to the parliamentary Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts detailing the adverse effect that poor connectivity would have on rural and regional areas.
Back in February, when Huawei Australia said it would hold public forums across the country to "let ordinary Australians make up their own minds about the company" there was little indication that these would be reduced to Zoom meetings – and with no coffee in sight!
Huawei Australia has assured the Canberra Raiders that it will not be deterred from its sponsorship of the club, despite the continuing uncertainty caused by suspension of the 2020 National Rugby League season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Australian arm of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies will hold a series of public forums across the country in mid-March under the name "Let's Talk Huawei", in a bid to "let ordinary Australians make up their own minds about the company".
Up to 3 million Australians – mostly in rural and regional Australia - will miss out on getting access to critical 5G technology by 2023 because of the Australian Government’s 5G ban on China’s Huawei in Australia - and come at a cost to the national economy of US8.2 billion in lost GDP gains, according to UK based global forecasting and quantitative analysis firm Oxford Economics.
Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has been accused of continuing to spread misinformation about the security architecture of 5G networks, with a Huawei Australia official claiming Turnbull was still relying on incorrect technical advice he had been given while he was prime minister.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association, a lobby group for the mobile industry, says it regrets the decision made by Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies to quit the association.
The British Government has taken a much more intelligent approach to the 5G security issue and has conducted an open and transparent process around it, the local arm of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies says, adding that it had fully co-operated with the process.
Huawei's Australian arm has assured its local customers that the moves by Google to suspend provision of Android updates will not have any impact on those who own a Huawei smartphone or tablet, or those who plan to buy one from an Australian retail outlet.
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