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The Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms, put in place just after the Turnbull Government was toppled in 2018, have hit Huawei Australia hard, with the company losing 900 direct jobs, more than 1500 sub-contracting jobs and $100 million in R&D in Australia, the company claims in a submission to a parliamentary inquiry.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The full effect of Australia's ban on Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei technologies playing a role in the country's 5G networks will mean a loss of more than 1000 jobs in all, iTWire understands.

Wednesday, 04 March 2020 10:47

Huawei Australia cuts staff, board in restructure

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is restructuring its Australian operations with the company having taken a major hit due to its being banned from playing a role in supplying equipment for Australian 5G networks.

Published in Strategy

Huawei Australia chairman John Lord says that Australia cannot turn its back on Asia’s fast growing technological innovation, but warned that potential technology partners in Asia want regulatory certainty from Australia if they are to invest in the country.

The boss of the Australian subsidiary of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei issued a statement reaffirming the company’s intention to keeping its operations going in the country regardless of Federal Government policy banning its participation in the 5G rollout.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 11:22

Huawei's Soldani adds cyber security to duties

Huawei Australia has expanded the role of its chief technology officer David Soldani by adding the duties of cyber security officer.

Published in People Moves

Australia is not going to back down on its decision to ban Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from participating in the rollout of 5G networks – not until the US does so itself and gives Australia permission to do a backflip.

Published in Open Sauce

Huawei Australia chairman John Lord has called on the Australian Government to adopt the path of cyber diplomacy in its dealings with the company he heads, rather than resorting to confrontation.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 01 February 2019 12:51

Brumby to part company with Huawei Australia

Former Labor Premier of Victoria, John Brumby, is stepping down from his role as a director of giant Chinese telco Huawei’s Australian business after eight years in the role.

Published in People Moves

Huawei Australia chairman John Lord says he was surprised that the Australian Government chose to announce the 5G ban on the Chinese firm during a week when it was in the throes of major political turmoil.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian arm of Chinese telecommunications company Huawei has been awarded a contract to build and maintain digital radio services that would provide voice and data services across the rail network in Perth.

Published in Deals

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Telecommunications should be allowed to play a role in Australia's 5G landscape as it would benefit both the general public — through cheaper communications — and businesses through better technology and the additional competition, the chairman of the company's Australian arm, John Lord, says.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Top officials of Chinese telecommunications company Huawei have written to Australian MPs and senators telling them that excluding the firm from the 5G rollout in the country would result in increased costs, an inferior service and pose a threat to the company's operations Down Under.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Huawei Australia chairman John Lord says the company has not been officially advised either way about its bid to participate in Australia's 5G rollout, even as reports claimed that the company would be excluded.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Huawei Australia chairman John Lord has launched a strong defence of the company and its operations, saying that if it were excluded from the 5G network build locally it would be of huge significance for the company.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

China-based tech giant Huawei is boosting its education credentials, today announcing a new partnership with Southern Cross University as part of a major overhaul of the University’s communications and campus security systems.

Published in Deals
Thursday, 27 February 2014 12:19

Huawei Australia gets a new CEO

Chinese multinational ICT solutions giant Huawei has a new local boss, with James Zhao replacing Guo Fulin as the new CEO of Huawei Australia.

Published in People Moves
Saturday, 02 November 2013 08:36

Huawei responds

Huawei was silent last week as politicians bickered over its future in Australia. No longer.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 05 September 2013 10:11

Huawei targets Australia with scholarships, local blog

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has Australia firmly in its sights, announcing a new Brisbane office, student scholarships and a local blog to clear up misconceptions around the company.

Published in Strategy

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