Huawei's 4G contract for Perth trains is under scrutiny but does WA have anything to fear?

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 31 Jan 2019 08:52
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Raises some interesting questions regarding the selection of the vendor if you consider what has been going on globally with this company which has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons.

TPG has recently stated they will not be proceeding with Huawei for its 5G mobile rollout project.  

Huawei were not allowed to be selected for the recent cable build from Australia to Vanuatu.

Now this review.

The CFO of Huawei is in Canada under house arrest.

Huawei's 4G  contract for Perth trains is under scrutiny but does WA have anything to fear?

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  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
No doubt all part of the USA vs China Trade War.

USA doesn't like Kaspersky either - no doubt because of perceived links to the Russian Government.

Of course the USA would never demand that Google and Microsoft and Apple don't build backdoors accessible to the USA Government would they?

Not to mention the US based Facebook and what they have given out to others via Cambridge Analytical.

Should Optus customers worry about what the Singapore Government might know about them?

The modem that sits between my desk and the phone port is manufactured by Huawei - doesn't worry me one bit - all the big companies have it over us, so we can live with it or disconnect from the Internet, its that simple.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Optus uses Huawei I believe.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
And Optus is 100% owned by Singtel, which in itself is majority owned by Temasek, which is owned by the Singapore Government.

What I am saying of course, is that it doesn't matter what equipment you use, they all could be feeding someone.

And for all his bluster, Trump is said to use an iPhone - guess where that is manufactured.

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