Controversial Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei wants Australians to know it is not a threat to national security.
The company's Australian chairman John Lord will address the National Press Club on Wednesday in a bid to reassure MPs and the media about its technology.
The former rear admiral says the company is safe and secure for use in Australia, as it is in other countries.
"Banning Huawei will not make the Australian telecom ecosystem safer, but will have a huge impact on the industry and the prices and services Australians receive," he said ahead of the speech.
"It will be a great policy failure and demonstrate to the world that we are not ready for the new reality of a smart and innovative China."
Australia recently decided to fund new data cables to the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea rather than let Huawei build them, over concerns about Chinese intelligence getting access to them.
And Huawei looks set to be banned from being involved in the rollout of 5G mobile technology in Australia for the same reasons.
Mr Lord recently wrote an open letter to MPs making it clear the company abides by local laws in each country it operates in.
"Countries like the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Spain, Italy and New Zealand, just to name a few, have managed to embrace Huawei's technology within their own national security frameworks," he said.
"We believe this can be done in Australia also."