The New Zealand intelligence has rejected the first request of the country to use the Chinese Huawei equipment needed to implement the fifth generation (5G) network, Reuters reported.
This is the technology produced by Huawei, which Spark Telecom wants to use on its network. However, New Zealand agency believes there is a risk to national security if it does.
Spark announced that he would carefully look at the decision before deciding whether to take other measures.
The decision came amid widespread concerns that the Chinese government could influence the deployment of 5G networks in their countries through large corporations across the country. Companies like Huawei and ZTE denied such claims.
Earlier this year, neighboring Australia banned Huawei to deliver its 5G network equipment. Last week the Wall Street Journal wrote that the US government is trying to persuade companies in many countries to avoid working with the Chinese diva.
Huawei has already invested millions of dollars on New Zealand telecommunications system, for example in its 4G network or sector research, Reuters said. However, the intelligence ministry notes that there is a "difference" between the fifth and the previous, conventional generation networks and it is in the configuration. S 5G technology, every component of the 5G network gives access to any other part, he explains.