UPDATE: So it turns out that this whole thing was more about national security that technology. But fair enough it is time for the CCP to develop a democracy and provide freedom of speech to it's citizens, and Free The Uyghur!
According to the NZ Herald Spark has been warned of an impending Huawei ban by the GCSB!
Personally I'd like to see the evidence. They have delivered wireless in NZ and Australia for nearly 15 years.
Also, I'd rather our country reject them due to technical reasons rather than just racism/protectionism (if thats what it is).
If the equipment would pose a risk, what is it please? I'd love to know, I like that kind of detail. I heard it was more about vulns than backdoors.
Look, while I'm 100% open to the idea that Huawei routers and network equipment is crappy, vulnerable and has flaws, and can be remotely exploited etc, but I feel this move by , is jumping the gun. To be fair I can understand sensitive networks running "allied country routers" but we missed a good chance to learn what makes a good router. We don't make routers here in New Zealand, so I guess it must be due to our yankee spy friends and Cisco et al.
Basically its protectionism for US companies. Then again, cellphones definitely give you cancer and make you infertile as a man, so perhaps slowing down a little is a good thing? Recently I found out that America either lied when it said they found backdoors in their routers, or the NSA never provided the evidence to prove it.
Brislen added that the national security concerns surrounding Huawei look like "smoke and mirrors", with no hard evidence in public that scenarios such as data exfiltration to China or national-scale "off switches" are feasible. Source: The Register
Here's another story from The Register about how they loose a jury trial about a robot "trade secret" that wasn't even secret nor innovatory.
China has flaws and it's government sucks. But that's no reason to be racist or mean to Chinese companies. This is the perfect time for Telecom and Huawei both to offer to:
- offer ablated chips for micro-photographic inspection
- offer binary disassembly code for inspection
- possibly even offer the source code up to inspectors
- generally prove there are no back doors in the router
In my quest to end unreasonable government secrecy, I feel Huawei needs a fair trial. Because it would put to the test our ability to understand what network security actually means. rather than just ban it because it's from China, let's ban it for technical reasons and use those to hone our skills of analytics to apply to the other routers from Europe and USA or even a Linux one.
In Other Communist Related News
Recently a report came to light that says at least 10,000 were killed at Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989
"Students linked arms but were mown down including soldiers. APCs then ran over bodies time and time again to make 'pie' and remains collected by bulldozer. Remains incinerated and then hosed down drains," said Mr Donald.
"Four wounded girl students begged for their lives but were bayoneted," he added.
Here is the top 100 NZ Government pages on Google about Huawei... a snapshot in time before it all goes to custard...
Top 100 NZ Government Pages relevant for "Huawei"
From a leading education to leading Huawei | Study In New Zealand
$400m Huawei investment will promote innovation and create ...
Emergency Mobile Alert capable phones » Ministry of Civil Defence ...
Consulate of the Republic of Latvia | New Zealand Ministry of Foreign ...
Research and Markets: Data Center Equipment Market in India 2011 ...
Globalisation | Topic Explorer | Services to Schools | National Library ...
Page 1 of 1 | Newspapers | Reviews | Items | National Library of New ...
protecting personal data and the role of a regulator - Office of the ...
Briefing for the Incoming Minister of Broadcasting ... - Beehive.govt.nz
Telcos like Nokia networks, Huawei, Ericsson eye a share of over $1 ...
Auckland Delegation Media Pack (PDF) - OurAuckland
Environment and Community Committee meeting ... - Auckland Council
Submissions received on 5G Spectrum road map discussion document
Impressive Matariki Festival line-up to light up your winter | OurAuckland
Communications & Digital Economy Status Report ending 1 ... - MBIE
Increasing library internet usage (updated monthly) - Auckland Council
Cloud Managed Service Market 2017 Global Trend, Segmentation ...
KLR Investments Submission on 700 MHz ... - Commerce Commission
Herald spy | Page 1 of 1 | Espionage | Items | National Library of New ...
Community Link - Whanganui District Council
Aug 6, 2016 - week, Mayor Annette Main presented Olivia with a Huawei. MediaPad T1 8.0, donated by the Warehouse Stationery store in Whanganui.