Canada announced that it would ban the installation of equipment 5G Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE added to their telecommunications networks and said the measure would protect the country’s infrastructure.
The decision means that telephone companies that have already installed 5G equipment Huawei You ZTE In Canada they have to take them back. In addition, the Canadian government said it would not compensate the affected companies.
The ban on Huawei and ZTE devices was announced by the Minister of Public Security. Marco Mendocinoand innovation, François-Philippe Champagne,
Champagne, who had previously been minister of foreign affairs, said the decision was taken after hearing the services of wisdom To the country and Canada’s closest allies.
Canada has been considering banning 5G equipment in the country for years Huawei and other Chinese companies.
Canada’s four partners in the Intelligence Services Coalition are called five eyes (United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand) had already restricted or limited Huawei’s participation in those countries’ 5G networks.
The United States and its allies have reported that networks include equipment from Chinese manufacturers. 5G represent a serious security problem as companies like Huawei may be forced to Beijing Spying on other countries.
Huawei has denied on several occasions that it threatens the security of the countries where its equipment is installed and has distanced itself from the regime. Chino,
equipment ban announcement Huawei And ZTE comes eight months after Chinese authorities released Canadian citizens Michael Kovrigo You Michael SpavorAfter spending nearly 1,000 days in prison in China.
Following the Canadian arrest in December 2018, Kovrig and Spavor were arrested and convicted of espionage meng wanzhouFinancial Director of Huawei and the daughter of the founder of the company.
wenzhou was arrested by Canada at the request of Americawho had requested his extradition for alleged financial fraud amid Chinese protests.
Wanzhou spent nearly three years on bail in Vancouver, Canada, while the courts decided to extradite him, and returned. China After reaching an agreement with US authorities in September 2021.
arrest of wenzhou Caused serious diplomatic tension between Canada and China.
The announcement about the 5G network has been made even 24 hours after the Canadian government announced China The ban on import of rapeseed from Canada was lifted.
Three years ago, Chinese authorities halted the purchase of Canadian rapeseed in retaliation for the arrest of wenzhou,
Canada bans Huawei and ZTE from installing 5G equipment