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New Zealand holding talks on Huawei security fears: PM


Ardern said talks were under way between GCSB and Spark to see if the fears about Huawei’s involvement could be addressed. — Reuters

Ardern said talks were under way between GCSB and Spark to see if the fears about Huawei’s involvement could be addressed. — Reuters

WELLINGTON: New Zealand is in talks to minimise the security risks posed by using Huawei equipment in 5G infrastructure, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Feb 19 – raising the prospect of compromise on an issue straining Wellington-Beijing relations. 

New Zealand’s intelligence agency last November barred the country’s biggest telco Spark from using Huawei equipment in its planned 5G network, citing “significant security risks”. 

   

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