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By Noelle Mateer / Nov 28, 2018 03:17 PM / World

Photo: VCG

Photo: VCG

New Zealand is the latest country to stop Huawei in its tracks.

The country has blocked Huawei’s bid to provide 5G technology for telecoms firm Spark New Zealand out of concern for national security, the Financial Times reported Wednesday

“I have informed Spark that a significant network security risk was identified,” said Andrew Hampton, Director-General of the Government Communications Security Bureau. 

The decision comes three months after Australia banned 5G technology from both Huawei and ZTE, also citing national security concerns.

Papua New Guinea, meanwhile, announced Monday that would uphold an agreement with Huawei to build infrastructure in the country, Reuters reported.

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