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Huawei banned from Australian 5G network

Huawei has been banned from involvement in Australia's 5G network due to security concerns. (AAP)

Chinese-owned telecommunications giant Huawei has been banned from involvement in Australia's 5G network over security concerns.

Chinese-owned telecommunications giant Huawei has been banned from rolling out Australia's 5G network due to security concerns.

The federal government says the involvement of any companies "likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign government that conflict with Australian law" presented too much of a risk.

Huawei has publicly argued it would never hand over Australian customer data to Chinese spy agencies, but the government on Thursday announced no combination of technical security controls sufficiently mitigated the risk.

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