It's our way or the Huawei: Chinese technology giant admits it has to reduce its Australian workforce in HALF after being banned from working on our 5G networks
- Huawei has announced that jobs will be cut due to a ban on the 5G from the Australian government
- Company is prohibited from supplying equipment in the midst of national security
- Dismissal from the AMTA with claims that the trade association has not acted to help
Chinese technology giant Huawei has admitted that it must cut its Australian workforce in half after it has been denied access to the country's 5G networks.
The provider has warned that hundreds of jobs will be cut since the federal government banned the company from supplying equipment for the mobile network upgrade amid recent international accusations of foreign espionage.
Jeremy Mitchell, director of Huawei Australia, published the cuts in an email the branch organization, Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA).
The teleco provider (photo) warned that hundreds of jobs will be cut because the federal government prohibited them from supplying equipment for the upgrade of the mobile network amid recent international claims of foreign espionage
The letter to CEO Chris Althaus, announced the resignation of the company from the largest industrial body claiming it had not lagged behind the government decision, The Australian reported.
& # 39; The 5G ban already has an impact on our company with 100 job losses and if the 5G ban applies to all Chinese companies, we expect the number to grow to more than 400 in the next two to five years, & # 39; said Mitchell.
Hua Huawei believes that our company is not fairly represented by the organization. AMTA's decision not to publicly emphasize the actual effects of the government's 5G decision on the Australian telecommunications landscape was extremely disappointing & # 39 ;.
More than 700 employees work in Australia, many of which are skill-based, technology-based positions.
The telecommunications company was not allowed to participate in network developments in August 2018 due to & # 39; national security issues & # 39 ;.
Since then they have made persistent efforts to have the ban repealed.
However, John Lord, president of Huawei Australia, recently confirmed that the company would not contribute to the 5G network at any time in the near future.
Huawei Australia Chairman, John Lord (photo), recently confirmed that the company would not contribute to the 5G network at any time in the near future
Mr. Mitchell said that Huawei's equipment proved to work safely, but the AMTA offered little support to lift the ban.
The AMTA has refused any contribution to the government decision.
& # 39; AMTA has never had any involvement with the government in the decision-making processes regarding the situation of Huawei & quot ;, said the Australian in a statement.
& # 39; AMTA regrets Huawei's decision to leave the association & # 39 ;.
Australia is one of the first of a growing list of countries that ban Huawei, with possible sanctions that prohibit selling to US companies, including Google and Android.
More than 700 employees work in Australia, many of which are skill-based, technology-based positions
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