Chinese smartphone maker Huawei says the Australian government has banned the deployment of 5G technology for the country’s wireless networks.
He said, a fellow communications company ZTE, was also banned, allegedly due to national security concerns.
“This is a very disappointing result for the consumer,” the company said on Twitter.
5G is the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, and promises faster data download and upload speeds.
Greater range and more stable connections than the current 4G technology are also highlighted as advantages.
What is 5G?
Several countries are preparing for the Rollout of the 5G mobile and wireless communications networks, although analysts say that some of the launch 5G services in 2020.
Huawei is the world’s largest manufacturer of Telecom equipment. Also the second place in global smartphone sales, behind Samsung and ahead of Apple.
In July the British Committee on safety has warned that it was “limited security”, by Huawei-Telekom-kit is not a threat to national security.
The UK’s cyber-defence watchdog the National Cyber Security Centre, has also warned that the use of ZTE devices and services can pose a national security risk.
Huawei the safety of its products, has defended.
“Huawei is a global leader in 5G,” the company said in a statement.
He said it was “safe and reliable” wireless technology in Australia for almost 15 years.