26 Mar 2012

Cyber security fears far fetched- telco expert

6:48 pm on 26 March 2012

An Australian-based telecommunications expert says it is far fetched to think the Chinese telecommunications infrastructure provider Huawei will use its equipment to spy on nations in this part of the world.

The firm has been shut out of Australia's national broadband network contracts because of concerns surrounding cyber attacks originating in China.

The company operates in New Zealand supplying Chorus and Two Degree and works with Christchurch's Enable Services and the central North Island's Wel Networks as part of the Government's ultra-fast broadband plan.

Telecommunications expert Paul Budde says the company would fold overnight if it came to light the company had conducted cyber warfare.