New Zealand Bans Huawei from 5G Update Due to Security Concerns

Among other tech giants, Huawei is also testing 5G technology and planning to launch it as soon as possible. However, it seems Huawei will not be able to launch any 5G technology in New Zeland as the country’s international spy agency has banned Spark from using Huawei’s equipment in its 5G upgrade. The reason for not allowing Huawei equipment to be used in the country is a security risk. Huawei 5G ban is a bad decision as it will not only slow down the overall 5G process but will also affect the country economic trading.

Huawei 5G Ban- Whats the Actual Story

This is not the first time that Huawei is blocked from launching a 5G network as back in August, Australia had also banned Huawei 5G activities due to the same security concern. Tough Spark is quite disappointed with this decision but at the same time remains confident that it is all set to launch 5G network by July 2020.

Back in March, Huawei and Spark had showcased a 5G test site for publicity and the ceremony was attended by Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran. As Huawei has helped New Zealand’s Parliament to set a 5G test site it’s quite to ban a company when the launch is quite near.

According to some analyst, this ban will have economic implications for New Zealand as China is its largest trading partner. According to Huawei, even if they will not be involved in New Zeland’s 5G rollout, the technology will be made in China. It also said that this banning game will not only the slow the system, upgrade but also lower the competition.

Previously Conaway’s bill introduced to Congress, proposed a ban preventing branches of the U.S. government from working with service providers that use any equipment from Huawei or ZTE for security reasons. A new bill also prohibits the US government from purchasing equipment from Huawei and ZTE. 

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Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.
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