One of the partners of a law firm that has been appointed by Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, as a strategic counsel "to defend the company locally against malicious and false attacks designed to cause us reputational damage", says there are no plans to take anyone to court over criticism of the company.

The Federal Government's response to the digital platforms inquiry report submitted to it by the competition watchdog in June is likely to be known only next year, despite promises at the time the report was released that a response would be forthcoming before the end of 2019.

Faced with a lack of American parts for assembling its smartphones, the Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has now started building its devices with components sourced elsewhere.

Huawei Australia intends to warn its network of local Australian suppliers that the coming year will be one of jobs carnage unless the Federal Government allows the Chinese telecommunications giant to play a part in the nation’s 5G rollout.

Indian outsourcing firm Infosys has beaten out Accenture and IBM to win a contract with the Australian Government's Services Australia department - formerly the Department of Human Services - to rebuild the engine that calculates the welfare amount to be paid to recipients.

Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus has slammed the Morrison Government over its tardiness in implementing amendments to the encryption law which was passed last year, saying Finance Minister Senator Mathias Cormann had agreed to do so, and has yet to keep his word nearly a year on.

A poor NBN migration for a customer has resulted in TPG-owned RSP iiNet being censured by Australia’s communications regulator and forced to take remedial action under threat of a potential $10 million fine.

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies had been granted another 90-day extension to work with American firms, giving the Shenzhen-based company until 16 February 2020 to work with US companies.

The long-running Google-Oracle court case will continue to be litigated for some time yet, with the US Supreme Court agreeing to decide whether Oracle should receive compensation from Google for copyright infringement.

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