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May 21, 2022

 
 
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Canada to ban Huawei from 5G network, ministers say
 

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Canada to ban Huawei from 5G network, ministers say
 

Bill Curry and Alexandra Posadzki

Canada will ban Huawei and ZTE from Canada’s 5G networks, federal ministers announced Thursday, stating that a national intelligence review concluded that the two Chinese companies pose potential security risks.
 
Until this week, Canada was the only member of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance – which also includes Australia, Britain, New Zealand and the United States – that had not yet banned or restricted the use of Huawei 5G mobile equipment.
 
Canadian telecom companies that currently use Huawei and ZTE gear in their networks will have to remove it over a period of several years. ZTE, like Huawei, is a technology company that specializes in telecommunications equipment.
 
The fifth generation of wireless technology promises faster speeds, lower lag time and a vast increase in the number of devices that can be connected, enabling new technologies ranging from remote surgeries to autonomous vehicles.
 
 
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