No security fears over Huawei’s Perth Transport Authority contract

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. Stock Image.
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. Stock Image.

THE State Government has downplayed security worries around the expected award of a $120 million Perth Transport Authority contract to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.

The company is on the shortlist to upgrade radio communications on Perth’s urban rail system.

There have been suggestions it could be blocked from providing some equipment for Australia’s new 5G wireless network because of national security concerns.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said she couldn’t comment on the preferred tenderer as the process was still underway.

However, Ms Saffioti told reporters on Thursday federal government agencies had advised they weren’t fazed by the prospect of Huawei winning the contract.

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