Why Australia is prepared to ban Huawei from its 5G network?

Germany and the UK have their eyes wide open to the alleged risks Huawei poses to their national security, but they also believe those risks can be managed.

Even Chuck Robbins, the chief executive of Cisco — one of Huawei's main competitors — reportedly suggested on Sunday that fears of Huawei's 5G dominance may be overblown.

And while Australia and the US have currently closed the door on Huawei, experts are divided on whether the remaining three members of the Five Eyes alliance — drawing together the intelligence services of the UK, US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia — are likely to follow suit.

Let's take a look at where different countries are at with their decisions.


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