Australia bans China's Huawei from mobile network build over security fears
Updated : August 23, 2018 12:30 PM IST
Huawei's involvement in the network rollout, and resistance to it from Australia's security agencies, has become a flashpoint between the trading partners in recent months as a row over alleged Chinese meddling in Australian politics deepened.
Australia's stance resembles the position of the United States, which has largely shut out Huawei from the lucrative US market over national security concerns.
Huawei's Australian arm, which strenuously denies it is controlled by Beijing, said on Twitter on Thursday that the action was an "extremely disappointing result for consumers".