Huawei fears over-egged? NBR readers' verdict
NBR ONLINE readers agree with a leaked Whitehouse review: fears about Huawei are over-egged.
By a clear majority (61% to 39%), readers do not think the government should review the Chinese telecommunications giant's involvement in the $1.35 billion Ultrafast Broadband (UFB) project or the $300 million Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI).
Telecommunications Users Association head Paul Brislen is of the same mind.
Earlier he told NBR, as the US Congress Intelligence Committee report critical of Huawei came out, "I'm seeing mostly economic warfare mixed in with some good ole yellow peril and a smattering of technophobia."
Huawei NZ has strenously denied all claims of security risk, pointing to Congress' failure to produce hard evidence, and its own track record.
Voting was open to NBR ONLINE subscribers only between October 15 - 21.