China is clearly in conflict with national security considerations from buteoank's blog

The two companies first formed their partnership as part of a Joint Innovation Program in 2013 at , which led to Spark New Zealand, formerly known as Telecom New Zealand, launching the world's first 700MHz trial .

Spark New Zealand chief operating officer David Havercroft said that Spark's relationship with Huawei adds to its material advantage in the 700MHz mobile spectrum and the investments it continues to make in its networks.

In an online article Saturday, The New York Times quoted William Plummer, a U.S.-based Huawei executive, as saying: "If such espionage has been truly conducted then it is known that the company is independent and has no unusual ties to any government, and that knowledge should be relayed publicly to put an end to an era of mis- and disinformation."

In addition to selling networking equipment, Huwaei is also the third-largest vendor of smartphones in the world. However, as recently as Mobile World Congress last month, a Huwaei official confirmed that the company has essentially given up on the network infrastructure business in the U.S., which makes efforts to sell mobile devices in the country more difficult.Whether the review lets Huawei back in to part of the broadband network remains to be seen: Labor figures familiar with it describe the evidence compiled by intelligence agencies about Huawei as overwhelming. However, the government’s eagerness to smooth the way for a free trade agreement with China is clearly in conflict with national security considerations.

In June, the influential UK parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee issued a scathing report about the failure of British officials to properly vet a deal between BT and Huawei that allowed the company access to critical British infrastructure. Jane Linbaden, CEO of Isobar China, said in the statement, "Huawei is one of China's most exciting brands. They have increased their global footprint over the past few years as they continue to grow the brand internationally from China. We are thrilled to have been selected to work with Huawei to continue to build upon their success. We look forward to creating innovative digital and social marketing campaigns which will allow consumers around the world to experience the brand."

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Added Aug 24 '15


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