NZ, 5G, GCSB and China. Huawei vs Five Eyes: NZ diplomatic ties at centre of dilemma

“Opinion – The Government Communications Security Bureau’s (GCSB) decision to recommend against using Huawei equipment for the 5G rollout because of national security concerns underscores the strategic role commercial telecommunications plays in modern society.” (Paul G. Buchanan )

From Radio NZ

It also exposes the disconnect between local telecommunications providers and the Five Eyes signals intelligence network, as well as that between career intelligence professionals and the politicians who oversee them.
The GCSB decision was expected once telecommunications firms informed the GCSB months ago that they wanted to Huawei equipment as part of the 5G network upgrade.
Under the Telecommunications Interception, Communications and Security Act 2013 (TICSA) telecommunications firms must request from the GCSB for upgrades to their networks regardless of provider.
The GCSB vetting process took a delicate turn in light of a US request that its Five Eyes partners refuse to allow Huawei participation in their 5G upgrades, citing the high likelihood that Huawei equipment could be used for Chinese intelligence purposes. READ MORE

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