New Zealand does not deny the use of Huawei 5G for national security
The New Zealand intelligence agency denied its first request to the telecommunications industry in the country to use 5G technology equipment provided by the Huawei Technologies Co-Chinese company
for reasons of national security.
Spark New Zealand Ltd, a telecommunications service provider, on Wednesday demanded the State agencies' argument before analyzing other steps.
The decision lies in the context of a growing mistrust among Western nations, which in its opinion is likely to make the Chinese government's participation in mobile communication networks and fifth generation participation possible. Huawei has repeatedly emphasized that Beijing has no influence on these systems.
Earlier this year, neighboring Australia supplied Huawei with 5G equipment, also referring to security risks. Last week, the Wall Street Journal wanted the US government to persuade companies from allied countries to avoid Huawei.
"I informed Spark that there was a significant security risk identified," said Andrew Hampton, Director General of Communications Security Office, on Wednesday.
Intelligence service minister Andrew Little said Reuters Spark, whose request was part of the country's first 5G technology application, could help relieve the risk agency. Hampton did not determine the concerns, when he emphasized that it was qualified.
Huawei has said "it will tackle the concerns actively and will work together to find a way forward", and signed 5 5G contracts with operators around the world.