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Huawei Opens Sydney Store Despite 5G Ban

Chinese telecom giant Huawei is opening a brand-specific store in the Sydney suburb of Chatswood as controversy continues to swirl around the Coalition Government’s ban on using its networking gear in Australia’s 5G rollout.

Huawei has had a less than smooth ride when promoting its products Down Under, including its 2016 fallout with Telstra, which no longer stocks Huawei devices.

Huawei has since relied on JB Hi-Fi and Optus for its main points of sale.

The Chatswood store signals a return to a Huawei-specific point of sale after its venture into kiosk-type POS was killed off in 2016, leaving the Chinese telco with disgruntled staff and calls for an inquiry into its work practices.

It’s unclear when the store, in Chatswood’s main shopping street, Victoria Avenue, will open.

Only that it has “Opening Soon” plastered across its clear glass frontage.

Huawei is currently promoting its new Mate 20 series mobiles which come with a bonus watch, the budget-priced Nova 3i model and its MateBook X Pro line of laptops.

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