New Zealand will not allow Huawei to implement its 5G equipment in the country. The news has come through the country’s intelligence agency, which believes there is a security risk in working with the Chinese company.
When many people hear about new networks, such as the upcoming 5G network, they assume that it is a simple transition. But there are many different components that make up the network, which is why implementation can take so long.
Every component, from the quadrature hybrid coupler to the antennas and the wires that are laid out, must be perfect. Only then can a network provide the type of speed, low latency and reliability that users desire.
New Zealand and Huawei
The telecom industry in the Oceanic country had been hoping to work with Huawei to get the process started to implement a 5G network. But such a move has been steadfastly blocked by the country’s intelligence agency.
The request was made by Spark New Zealand Limited, one of the largest telecommunications service providers in the nation. But it was rejected – and not for the first time by a Western government.
Bans on Huawei
Australia has already banned Huawei from supplying any equipment for 5G networks. And the same concerns are held by intelligence agencies in the United States about working with Chinese companies on 5G.
For its part, Huawei wants to continue to work with different companies around the world to bring about a global 5G network. And it says that it will do what is necessary to allay the concerns of governments.
But it is the company’s connection to the Chinese government that concerns many Western powers. They see Huawei supplying equipment for a 5G network as a way to install a mechanism to spy on nations around the world.