On June 5th, according to the British financial times, HUAWEI's telecom equipment supply will be blocked in Australia. The Australian government has said it will assess whether equipment such as telecommunications networks risk national security, or will prohibit the procurement of HUAWEI 5G equipment in a case by case.
The incident originated from Australian Labour MP Michael
Lei Feng has learned that the chairman of Huawei's Australia division is John.
Statistics show that up to now, 55% of 4G equipment in Australia is provided by HUAWEI, and 4G is also the main business of HUAWEI in the region.
In May this year, HUAWEI's Solomon islands to Sydney's submarine high-speed optical cable project was disturbed by Australia for the same reason that the project was 4000 kilometres, with a total investment of $70 million. Earlier in 2012, HUAWEI was also banned from participating in the Australian national broadband network project. It is reported that all two incidents have the shadow of the United States.
Australia is not Huawei's big revenue region, ranking behind China, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific and the Americas in Huawei's 2017 results.
In fact, the question of HUAWEI's Internet security has never been stopped, but there is no real truth to prove that HUAWEI has security risks on the network equipment level. In the past, HUAWEI has issued a public letter to prove the innocence and reduce the action in sensitive markets such as the United States. In 2016, HUAWEI vigorously promoted the construction of the compliance operation system of overseas regional subsidiaries, and appointed and trained the compliance officers in 97 countries or regions in order to dispel the concerns of local government or enterprise to HUAWEI.
Judging from the public opinion in recent years, it seems that foreign countries have banned HUAWEI devices as a topic for mention. Correspondingly, some changes have taken place in HUAWEI's attitude. This year, the United States banned the ban on ZTE and caused a heated debate. HUAWEI was also affected. Lei Feng has learned that in the past, HUAWEI has been responsible for lobbying in the United States, but in April, HUAWEI fired several people, reflecting the change in his attitude.
At Huawei's global analysts' conference in April, Huawei's rotating CEO, Xu Zhijun, spoke bluntly.
Australia's doubts about the safety of HUAWEI and ZTE are considered to be associated with the United States. Two weeks after the ban on ZTE in the United States this year, the Australian Department of Defense said that it would no longer use HUAWEI and ZTE.
Earlier today, Lei Feng learned that the U. S. Department of Commerce has reached a preliminary agreement with ZTE, which may need to pay a fine of up to $1 billion 700 million, and perhaps also to change the harsh requirements of the board. Last year, the 361 million dollar fine paid by ZTE was accounted for 1 billion 700 million dollars, and ZTE also paid a fine of $1 billion. In addition, ZTE was required to deliver a $400 million deposit to be kept by third parties.
In February of this year, there was a report that US security officials may have a potential security risk to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm with Huawei equipment.
Lei Feng believes that, at a higher level, HUAWEI and ZTE have been tested more than normal business, Australia and the United States have always been closely related, and Trump's attitude is the ultimate answer to the trend.