New Zealand back-track its position on Huawei’s 5G


Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, has been at loggerheads with the US government. Besides the ban on Huawei from the US, it is also convincing its allies to abandon Huawei’s 5G. The US claim that Huawei’s 5G has backdoors which could spy on other nations for the Chinese government. However, Huawei has since debunked these claims. One of the first nations to succumb to the US pressure is New Zealand. However, it appears that the Southwestern Pacific nation is now retracing its steps.

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According to HC news, New Zealand telecom operator, Spark, said that it not only uses Huawei 5G equipment but also ranks Huawei as one of the top three preferred suppliers in its multi-device supplier list. Reuters reported that Spark said that with the approval of the New Zealand government, it is cooperating with Nokia. However, it still has Samsung and Huawei on its list. 

In November last year, the New Zealand Communications Security Bureau stopped Spark Telecom from using Huawei’s 5G equipment. However, in April this year, New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, said in an interview with CCTV reporter (Shui Junyi) that New Zealand did not ban Huawei 5G. She added that the country will not change its national policy due to the influence of the United States.


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  1. George Dang
    November 18, 2019

    They got the bill from Nokia…

  2. Vidya Sagar Rao
    November 18, 2019

    huawei = $1
    Nokia = $100
    what – it does the same thing – why does it cost so much ?

    • Joe Kaufman
      November 19, 2019

      Same thing? The only company currently with 5G technology is Huawei. What country announced that Nokia has deployed anything? Also, most of their production is in China so if they’re going to try and compete with Huawei then their technology and prices must be competitive as well.

  3. Guest
    November 18, 2019

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    • Vidya Sagar Rao
      November 19, 2019

      ya ya ya yaya ya ya ya ay … we get it ….
      like all the spying done by facebook, twitter, instagram, microsoft windows, apple iphones

      ya ya ya ya

  4. Randar
    November 20, 2019

    China is crushimg the US in everything tech.