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Feb 26, 2018 05:48 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

Australia Defense Department Hangs Up on Huawei, ZTE

Australia’s defense department is phasing out smartphones from Chinese brands Huawei and ZTE due to security concerns. Photo: VCG
Australia’s defense department is phasing out smartphones from Chinese brands Huawei and ZTE due to security concerns. Photo: VCG

Australia’s military is phasing out use of Chinese smartphones from Huawei and ZTE, dealing the latest setback to the pair after similar actions in the U.S. and Australia toward their older networking equipment businesses due to security concerns.

Australia’s defense department had previously bought and issued Huawei and ZTE phones, but there are no longer any Huawei phones in service, a spokeswoman told Australia’s Fairfax Media. She added that some “ageing” phones from ZTE Corp. still in use will eventually be replaced by other brands when they are retired.

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