Huawei is facing yet another roadblock, this time in Australia
Last year, the Chinese telecom giant was banned from participating in the country’s 5G network rollout; now it is laying off employees
This is going to be a short but maybe not so sweet read for Huawei fans and supporters.
About a year ago, Australia banned Huawei from supplying equipment to the country’s fifth-generation mobile networks, citing national security concerns after the White House lobbied allies against involving the Chinese company.
Recently, Huawei has laid off 100 of its Australian employees. In a letter to the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), the tech giant stated the number of redundancies could grow to more than 400 in the next two to five years if the company continues to be banned from Australian 5G endeavors. That would be roughly half of its current workforce according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
Feeling left out, Huawei also stated it would no longer be a member of AMTA, pointing that the organization had not publicly highlighted the “real effects” of the Australian government’s 5G decision.
After a period of “wait and see”, the company is now counterattacking, notably with a sponsored article in the The New York Times which aims to influence the general public in and outside of the country.
Australia Should Reverse Its Huawei 5G Ban (Paid Post by Huawei from NYTimes.com)
In August, amid a leadership shakeup, the Australian government blocked Huawei, a Chinese company whose technology…
“The ban was made under the pretext of protecting national security, yet there is no evidence that Huawei gear is insecure. Because it is headquartered in China, Huawei has undergone more scrutiny than any other ICT supplier in the world.” Henry B. Wolfe, Ph.D.
And so the tech trade war continues… 👽⚡🙄