The expected ban of controversial Chinese equipment maker Huawei from 5G mobile networks in Australia on fears of espionage reads like a plot point from a John le Carre novel.
But the decision will have an impact on Australia's $40 billion a year telecoms market - potentially hurting Telstra's rivals.
It looks like Huawei, already banned from any involvement in the NBN, has next to no chance of being involved in the next generation of mobile services in Australia.
The company, which has been accused of spying by lawmakers in the US, and criticised for its links to the Chinese military and government was "all but certain" to be blocked from supplying equipment for 5G wireless networks, The Australian Financial Review reported this week.
The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age reported in March that there were serious concerns within the Turnbull government about Huawei's potential role in 5G - a new wireless standard that could be up to 10 times as powerful as existing mobile services, and used to power internet connections for a range of consumer devices beyond phones.
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