A coalition federal government would review the ban on Chinese company Huawei taking part in the National Broadband Network, communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull says.
Huawei was banned from bidding on the NBN based on advice from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, a decision criticised by China's Commerce Ministry.
Mr Turnbull said today that Huawei had been involved in the rollout of broadband in the UK.
"A lot of people have been surprised that Australia would take a different approach," he told reporters in Melbourne.
"Having said that, we have not been privy to the security intelligence advice that the government has had.
"We will review that decision in the light of all the advice in the event of us coming to government."
Huawei, which was founded by a former engineer in China's People's Libration Army, is the second largest telecommunications company in the world behind Sweden's Ericsson.