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Huawei’s embarrassing HCSEC security report card

At the New Zealand Herald Juha Saarinen writes about the HCSEC report in The real reason Huawei shouldn’t be in 5G networks: “The report from oversight board for Britain’s Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) makes it clear that clever, secret backdoors in the Chinese company’s equipment is the least of anyone’s worries.”Instead, it’s old, […]

Questions remain as Moutter moves on

Spark New Zealand managing director Simon Moutter is retiring. From 30 June customer director Jolie Hodson will take over. Moutter remade, rebranded and renamed Telecom New Zealand. He inherited a Telecom NZ that was not of his making. Moutter was the company’s chief operating office between 2003 and 2008, then spent four years as Auckland […]

Huawei New Zealand: A decade of mobile networks

I write about Huawei New Zealand’s long-term role in the nation’s mobile sector for the New Zealand Herald. Huawei has played a central role in New Zealand’s telecommunications infrastructure for a decade. The company’s New Zealand deputy managing director, Andrew Bowater, says it started working with 2degrees four years before the telco’s network was switched […]

Unravelling 5G part 1: Don’t expect a big bang

Visitors to this year’s Mobile World Congress were bombarded with messages emphasising that 2019 is the year of 5G mobile. At the giant Huawei stand and a mini-conference the day before the main event the slogan was 5G is on. Many carriers announced they had either started their 5G roll-outs or will soon. Hardware and […]