The Australian government has reportedly banned Chinese company Huawei from tendering for National Broadband Network contracts.
"The National Broadband Network (NBN) is the largest nation-building project in Australian history, and it will become the backbone of Australia's information infrastructure," the attorney general's office said in a statement issued to ZDNet Australia. "As such, and as a strategic and significant government investment, we have a responsibility to do our utmost to protect its integrity and that of the information carried on it."
In the UK, Huawei operates a cybersecurity testing centre to certify its products for use in critical national infrastructure.
For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Govt banned Huawei from NBN bids on ZDNet Australia.
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