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Huawei proposes to set up cyber security centre in Australia

Chinese technology company Huawei Technologies has proposed to establish a cyber-security centre in Australia.

In March this year, Huawei had been barred by the Australian government from bidding on its national broadband network (NBN) due to concerns over cyber attacks from China.Chinese technology company Huawei Technologies has proposed to establish a cyber-security centre in Australia.

Huawei chairman of Australian business John Lord was quoted by BBC as saying that the company needed to be more open and would give the Australian authorities complete and unrestricted access to its software source code and equipment.

"Huawei has done a very poor job of communicating about ourselves and we must take full responsibility for that," said Lord.

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He also recommended that Australia should set up a cyber evaluation centre, similar to a centre the company established in the UK two years ago, to test equipment used in the country’s communication networks.

Huawei, which started its Australian business in 2004, had expanded its business across New Zealand and the South Pacific.

The company supplies equipment to Optus and Vodafone and conducts trials with Australian carrier Telstra.

Earlier this month, the US House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee had said that China based telecom firms including Huawei and ZTE should be barred from doing business in the US market as they pose a security threat to the country.


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