The roster of disreputable organisations and individuals that have been associated with Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies by Western sources to blacken its name never ceases to surprise. But the latest connection takes the cake: there are claims that former MI6 officer Christopher Steele, of Donald Trump fame, helped craft a report that accused Huawei and China's government of trying to manipulate British peers and MPs.

Global integrated telecommunications firm Deutsche Telekom has denied a report in the German newspaper Handelsblatt that it had stepped up its relationship with Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, despite warnings froms security agencies.

Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor Ericsson claims that its products meet relevant requirements set by the Australian Government. The company was responding to a query as to why its partner in China, Panda Electronics, has been placed on a list drawn up by the US Department of Defence and said to contain firms that are either owned or controlled by the Chinese military.

China's ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, has indicated that any change in the existing UK stance on telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies would send a bad message to the Chinese business community.

The use of equipment from Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies in British 5G networks will be phased out from this year onwards, a report claims.

Australian software developer, CIBIS, shows the collaboration between Government and private enterprise pays off.

A bill aimed at ending the spread of material about child sexual abuse material online has been approved by the US Senate Judiciary Committee after it tried to allay concerns that that it went too far and would endanger the privacy of ordinary users.

The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, Dr James Renwick, is likely to have suggested some changes to the encryption law passed by the government in 2018, in his review which was handed down on Monday.

Restrictions placed on American firms to prevent them from playing a role in helping China roll out 5G networks are being neutralised by Japanese companies who have leapt into the breach and are filling their pockets while supplying the needed gear.

Australia’s telecommunications regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) says a study it commissioned shows telco in-store sales staff may not be adequately checking that customers have the capacity to pay for the services they are purchasing.

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