Huawei to Pursue 5G Deal in New Zealand Despite Ban
Huawei responded this week to the decision of New Zealand’s GCSB to disallow Spark from using the company’s equipment in its 5G network. The Chinese manufacturer said that they are already looking into the situation and would like to find a way forward.
Huawei said that their equipment is being used by major carriers around the world, having supplied more than half of the 537 4G LTE networks across the world and 59 of the 90 4.5G networks. The company also revealed that it has already signed 22 commercial 5G contracts.
Meanwhile, the Minister responsible for the GCSB Andrew Little clarified that the government is only concerned with the equipment and denied that Australia and the United States gave input during the GCSB’s decision-making process.