Sydney: Chinese technology company Huawei has said it is extremely disappointed after the Australian government decided to uphold the ban on it participating in the National Broadband Network.
John Lord, the chairman of Huawei Australia and a former Royal Australian Navy admiral, told the company's staff to hold their heads up high and be 'proud to be Huawei'.
According to the Age, Lord's letter to staff came after Prime Minister Tony Abbott categorically shut down the speculation that Canberra was going to relax the previous government's ban on Huawei.
Lord said in the letter to the staff that Huawei has never been presented with any evidence that the company or technology poses any kind of security risk.
He also played down the importance of the NBN to Huawei's business operation.