[LINK] Chinese spy fears on broadband frontrunner
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Thu Dec 18 17:10:01 EST 2008
At 10:36 AM 18/12/2008, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>Huawei set up a regional head office in Sydney in June 2004. Its
>Australian division employs 100 staff and reported a 66.5 per cent rise
>in revenue to $70 million last year.
>It is a key vendor in constructing Optus's 3G mobile network in rural
>areas, and is supplying hardware to Queensland electricity utility
>Powerlink for a network launch.
Bizarre. If they are already involved in mobile comms and utilities,
they must have either passed some scrutiny or else someone was
[again] asleep at the switch in the regulatory area. Oh, wait, China
is a major trading partner. Never mind.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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