It's not looking promising for Chinese firm, Huawei, when it comes to market sectors involving data communication. According to a report in the Australian Financial Review, the firm has been barred from taking part in Australia's new £20 billion broadband project, that aims to rollout 100Mbps connections to at least 90 per cent of homes and businesses in the country over fibre, with at least a 12Mbps wireless or satellite connection to the rest.
The baring of Huawei came after the Australian Security Intelligence Organization advised that the firm would be a risk in relation to industrial espionage and cyber-warfare.
This isn't the first time someone's stepped in the way of Huawei amidst trust issues, with the US also baring Huawei from taking part in the construction of the US first responder wireless network, though, a move that is somewhat more understandable, after all, if there's any doubt in a firm, any at all, you don't want them building your emergency network infrastructure.
With Motorola claiming that Huawei stole wireless trade secrets from the firm almost two years ago, more doubt is cast over Huawei, that, perhaps concerns are not simply over the fact that the company is Chinese; it appears as though the there's a long way to go and a serious uphill battle before earning the trust of other countries and gaining access to the money to be found in foreign communication sectors.