Huawei still in no-man's-land as Spark presses ahead with 5G build

Paul McBeth
Mon, 18 Nov 2019

Huawei Technologies is still on Spark New Zealand's list of go-to telecommunications kit suppliers, but won't keep waiting for the Chinese firm to get security clearance to build its 5G mobile network.New Zealand's biggest telecommunications company will use equipment for its radio access network - the cell towers, antennae, and backhaul - from three separate firms to build the latest network, and two others for the network core, which directs services over the infrastructure. Spark has withdrawn an existing application that hitched its bo...
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Reserve Bank stimulus helped soften a fall by New Zealand equities as investors reacted to a covid-19 flare-up which has put Auckland back into a level-3 lockdown. The S&P/NZX 50 Index declined 153...

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