The question of whether Canada will allow Huawei’s technology on the country’s 5G mobile network will soon be answered, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
When asked by journalists, the prime minister said the government “will certainly make announcements in the coming weeks,” according to an article by Reuters.
Trudeau’s statement comes a week after Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou was allowed to return to China after being under house arrest in Vancouver for three years.
Canadian police arrested Meng in December 2018 on charges of fraud brought against her by the United States government.
Since Meng’s arrest, some have questioned whether Huawei devices should be allowed in Canada.
These concerns came to a head in June, when a leaked government report compiled by Clairvoyance Cyber Corp for Public Safety Canada was made public through an access to information request.
The report claimed that there was an increase in cyberattacks carried out with Huawei devices in Canada after Meng’s arrest.
According to ReutersThe other four countries of the “Five Eyes”, an international intelligence alliance, of which Canada is the fifth member, have instituted their own national bans against Huawei’s 5G devices.
Those countries are Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.