The Ottawa Government follows other English-speaking countries against Huawei.

The government of Canada announces to ban on the use of Huawei and fellow Chinese technology giant ZTE’s equipment in its 5g networks.

According to the government statement, Canadian telecom companies will be officially barred from buying new Huawei or ZTE equipment by the September of this year.

Security concern is the main reason behind the move that can force the employer to comply with the extrajudicial direction of a foreign government which might conflict with laws of the Canada and can damage Canadian interests.

Telcos will be denied access to new 4G or 5G equipment from the companies by September this year and have to remove Huawei-branded 5G equipment and ZTE from their networks by Jun 28th, 2024.

According to the statement of the government, by the end of the year, 2027 equipment must also have to be removed in view of the broader concerns of the national security of Canada.

“The government of Canada is largely committed to maximizing and diversifying social media economic benefits of 5G and access to telecommunication services writ large but national security cannot be compromised for financial gains,” the Canadian government wrote in a statement.

It is still unclear whether Canada will offer financial assistance to the companies as the US did for not buying banned equipment.

Five eyes countries which include the US, UK, New Zealand, and Australia have already banned the Huawei and ZTE equipment.

Francis Kahn

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