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Raiders to be sponsored by Huawei

By johnboy - 30 March 2012 28

The Raiders have announced they’re going to be sponsored by the massive Chinese globocorp Huawei.

Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner said the club is excited about the new partnership with Huawei and the players were looking forward to running out in the new jerseys displaying the Huawei logo on Monday night, when they take on the Cowboys at Canberra Stadium.

“The Canberra Raiders are extremely proud to enter into this partnership with such a large and successful company like Huawei. Mr Furner said. “Huawei is a world leader of information and communications technology and to have them associated with the Raiders is a massive boost for the club and our members.

Huawei was recently banned from participating the the National Broadband Network amidst security fears and the company’s entanglement with the Chinese army.

It is believed they’re launching a PR offensive in Canberra to win hearts and minds, of which the Raiders’ sponsorship is part.

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Raiders to be sponsored by Huawei
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switch 12:42 pm
30 Mar 12
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Hope the Raiders don’t have access to NBN secrets.

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Keijidosha 12:48 pm
30 Mar 12
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Huawei was recently banned from participating the the National Broadband Network amidst security fears and the company’s entanglement with the Chinese army.

In related news,the Raider’s new team song will be “YVAN EHT NIOJ”.

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New Yeah 12:59 pm
30 Mar 12
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Good news for the Raiders. They’ll always be the Woodgers Raiders in my heart, though.

Changing from the Tradies to Huawei certainly represents a change in perspective (ie from uber-local to Sino-global). Instead of meeting the players at the Tradies after the game for a beer will we now chat to them online through something like Sina Weibo?

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HenryBG 1:01 pm
30 Mar 12
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I guess when you employ people who think it’s funny to pee on people, getting yourself sponsored by a foreign company called Who-Are-We might seem appropriate.
What a joke.

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dpm 1:34 pm
30 Mar 12
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Is this the same company that were to sponsor the Brumbies, but it fell through..?

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Brindabella 1:40 pm
30 Mar 12
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Interesting move. If their sponsorship is anything like their E220 wireless modem, it will be a partially working, sometimes good, sometimes bad, sometimes defunct sponsorship.

Go China!

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New Yeah 1:41 pm
30 Mar 12
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HenryBG said :

I guess when you employ people who think it’s funny to pee on people, getting yourself sponsored by a foreign company called Who-Are-We might seem appropriate.
What a joke.

You make no sense.

dpm said :

Is this the same company that were to sponsor the Brumbies, but it fell through..?

Yes.

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p1 1:46 pm
30 Mar 12
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Why is a Pacific Island State of the US sponsoring our football team?

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Kerryhemsley 1:48 pm
30 Mar 12
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HenryBG said :

I guess when you employ people who think it’s funny to pee on people, getting yourself sponsored by a foreign company called Who-Are-We might seem appropriate.
What a joke.

I am not a Raiders fan but tis is positive news for the club. Carney was sacked afetr the All Bar incident so your point is not valid.

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Grrrr 2:01 pm
30 Mar 12
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It’s pronounced WAH-way. Should I put this down to racism, or just plain ignorance?

Huawei’s code may not pose a security risk (IE contain back-doors) but I heard an attempt to get a local security evaluation done was refused, and this had a lot to do with it: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/01/24/cisco_sues_huawei_over_ip/

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Me no fry 2:13 pm
30 Mar 12
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Keijidosha said :

Huawei was recently banned from participating the the National Broadband Network amidst security fears and the company’s entanglement with the Chinese army.

In related news,the Raider’s new team song will be “YVAN EHT NIOJ”.

Now that’s super-liminal. LT Smash would be impressed.

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aidan 2:25 pm
30 Mar 12
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Brindabella said :

If their sponsorship is anything like their E220 wireless modem, it will be a partially working, sometimes good, sometimes bad, sometimes defunct sponsorship.

In my experience the drivers were terrible … should be a perfect fit!

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13
Chop71 2:53 pm
30 Mar 12
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wow, I hope 2020 is not like their video

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Duffbowl 4:09 pm
30 Mar 12
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For one, I welcome their sponsorship, and look forward to seeing the local squad of the Third Department, General Staff Headquarters of the Peoples Liberation Army run out onto Canberra Stadium.

In related news, an Indian telco has just purchased the Brisbane A-League license. Only minor changes are expected, with the sound of the teams name staying the same after a minor change in spelling.

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Gismondo 4:19 pm
30 Mar 12
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I understand that ratings for the Olympics may drop in the future but to the point where even family and friends don’t bother watching. WOW WEE

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