5G: Canada joins countries that ban Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE from their networks

  • Annabelle Liang
  • Business Journalist, BBC News

20 mayo 2022

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Canada will ban two of China’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturers from working on its 5G phone networks.

The restrictions are against Huawei and were announced Thursday by the country’s industry minister, François-Philippe Champagne, who said the decision will improve mobile internet services and “will protect the safety of Canadians“.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said they will assess the situation and will take action to safeguard the interests of Chinese companies.

“Without any solid evidence, the Canadian side cited vague security risks as a pretext to exclude relevant Chinese companies from its market. This move violates the market economy principle and free trade rules and seriously damages legitimate rights and interests.” of Chinese companies,” the official said.