Canada has banned the use of Huawei and ZTE devices in its 5G technology. The Canadian government took this decision by keeping in view the national security issues.
Furthermore it stated that the providers could be required to follow to “extrajudicial directions from foreign governments” in directions that can “conflict with Canadian laws or would be detrimental to Canadian interests.”
Canada bans Huawei and ZTE from its 5G Networks
By June 28th, 2024, all telecom operators in the country should 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 committed to maximizing the social and economic benefits of 5G and access to telecommunications services writ large, but not at the expense of security,” the Canadian government wrote in its statement.
It’s important to remember that US telecoms are spending billions of dollars removing and replacing network infrastructure. Huawei’s equipment is also banned in the United Kingdom. Australia and New Zealand have also strictly limited the use of their equipment on national security grounds.
China’s National Intelligence Law is the reason for this ban. All of these nations think that Chinese tech companies like Huawei and ZTE will give the Chinese government sensitive information from international networks.
Huawei, on the other hand, rejected this report, stating that
“China will comprehensively and seriously evaluate this incident and take all necessary measures to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies.
Canada has taken in three years to come to its ruling about the use of Huawei and ZTE equipment in its telecoms networks.