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Australia’s Huawei Ban “The Right Move”: Michael Dell

The founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, billionaire Michael Dell, has praised Australia’s early exclusion of Huawei from our 5G infrastructure as “the right move”, given the massive security concerns around the Chinese company.

“I believe it was the right move,” Dell said.

“Countries are much more aware of the importance that telecommunications networks have in the security of a nation.”

Dell is plugging the move to Open Radio Access Networks (O-RAN) which bypass costly infrastructure and allow telcos to run their networks using in-house software and industry-standardised hardware.

“The O-RAN movement has really taken hold and with our supply chain and integration capabilities, and our strong alliance with VMware, we’ve created a great set of capabilities that is highly applicable to the 5G rollouts in Australia and many other countries too.”

Dell also praised the recent slew of Australian startups.

“You’ve got some great things happening in Australia,” he noted. “Canva, Atlassian and Afterpay are becoming great companies.

“It is inspiring to see so many new companies, new entrepreneurs, new business coming through, and you’ve got some great new start-that are making a real impact on the global stage. It’s inspiring to see how many hard tech problems are being solved by entrepreneurs going after them at an unprecedented scale these days.”


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