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NZ govt agency rejects Spark's plan to use Huawei 5G equipment

A government agency rejected Spark New Zealand's proposal to use 5G equipment of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in its planned network citing significant national security risks, the telco said on Wednesday.

The decision by New Zealand's Director-General of the Government Communications Security Bureau comes months after Australia banned the Chinese firm for the same reason. It comes at a time when Western countries are increasingly worried about the rising influence of Chinese companies in the Asia Pacific region.

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