Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the media on Tuesday to say that the decision on whether or not Canada will ban Huawei’s 5G technology will debut in the “coming weeks.”
“We continue to weigh and analyze the different options, but we will certainly make announcements in the coming weeks,” Trudeau said when asked about Huawei’s decision, according to Reuters.
“In fact, we have seen that many Canadian telecommunications companies, if not all, have started to remove Huawei from their networks and are moving forward in ways that do not involve them as a company,” added the Prime Minister.
After Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou was recently released and returned to ChinaAlong with the release of detained Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, the spotlight is back on Canada to decide whether or not to join its security allies Five Eyes in banning Huawei, which has ties to the Communist Party. Chinese. The fear is that Huawei’s 5G hardware could contain back doors and compromise national security.
A recent report from The balloon and the mail spoke with experts who concluded that Canada will likely ban Huawei 5G equipment, as pressure mounts on the government to make a decision after reflecting for three years on the matter. Rogers, Telus and Bell are not using any Huawei 5G equipment.
Huawei told the Balloon Canada remains an attractive place to invest “due to its skilled and diverse workforce and openness to immigration,” even though the country accounts for about 1 percent of global income.