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Huawei to cut engineers in Australia and restructure after 5G ban

Telecom giant will shift focus to transport, mining, agriculture and education

Huawei hopes to rebound in Australia by providing stand-alone 5G networks for specific business purposes. (Source photo by Reuters)

SYDNEY -- Huawei Technologies is set to slash payroll in Australia after being shut out of the country's 5G networks, a company executive told Nikkei.

John Lord, chairman of Huawei Technologies (Australia), said the job cuts will take place over the next few years and will affect mainly engineers who the company "will not be able to keep as the business drops off."

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