Dodgy Huawei Report Full Of PR Spin
An Oxford Economics report being hawked around by Chinese Company Huawei who are banned from selling 5G gear in Australia claims some three million Australians – mostly in rural and regional Australia – could miss out on getting access to “critical” 5G technology by 2023.
It appears that Huawei and their so-called Oxford Economic experts failed to consider that consumers in rural Australia have in the past rejected fast broadband when offered it.
Armadale in NSW was one of the first Cities to get NBN via fibre but despite having access to the best that the NBN offered more than 80% of those who actually took up an NBN broadband offering chose the cheapest package that delivered sub 40Mbps.
This is also one of the Cities in New South Wales that was handed on a plate to Labour by the then Independent MP Tony Windsor who claimed that every City in Australia deserved fast broadband and that all houses should be connected to fibre when he voted to support Labor into power.
The speeds that the residents of Armadale chose could have been delivered over existing copper cable.
Halfway between Sydney and Brisbane at the junction of the New England Highway and Waterfall Way it is the administrative centre for the Northern Tablelands region
According to the latest PR spin by Huawei the Australian Government’s ban on using Huawei 5G technology will increase local operators’ deployment costs by up to $300 million annually over the next 10 years – with a claimed 30pc cost increase leading to higher prices for consumers.
In what appears to be a clear beat up Oxford Economics claims that Canberra’s failure to deliver 5G nationwide by 2035 will result in critical rural and regional businesses such as farming and the resource sector missing out on 5G technology and that it will cost the Australian economy some US$8.2 billion in lost GDP gain.
Huawei have not said how much they paid Oxford Economics to prepare the report.