Canada to Ban China’s Huawei and ZTE from its 5G Networks
In its 5G networks, Canada has prohibited Huawei and ZTE equipment. The Canadian government made this judgement based on national security considerations. It went on to say that the suppliers might be forced to follow “extrajudicial orders from foreign governments” in ways that “conflict with Canadian laws or are damaging to Canadian interests.”
By June 28th, 2024, all telecom operators in the country must have removed all Huawei and ZTE-branded 5G equipment from their networks. The government has also set a deadline for the 4G equipment to be removed by the end of 2027.
“The Government is dedicated to maximising the social and economic benefits of 5G and universal access to telecoms services,” the Canadian government said in a statement.
It’s worth noting that US telcos are spending billions of dollars removing and replacing network equipment. Huawei’s equipment is likewise prohibited in the United Kingdom. On national security reasons, Australia and New Zealand have similarly limited the use of their technology.
China’s National Intelligence Law is the reason for this prohibition. All of these countries believe that Chinese tech giants like Huawei and ZTE will give the Chinese government vital information from international networks.
Huawei, on the other hand, rejected this report, claiming that:
“China will conduct a thorough and thorough investigation into this event and take all necessary steps to protect Chinese enterprises’ lawful rights and interests.”
It took Canada three years to make a decision on whether or not to utilise Huawei and ZTE equipment in its telecom networks.