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Telus Backs 'Viable and Reliable' Huawei in Memo, Globe Reports

  • Canada telecom provider says it has addressed security issues
  • Huawei CFO arrest has sparked diplomatic spat with China
The Telus Corp. building in Toronto, Ontario.

The Telus Corp. building in Toronto, Ontario.

Photographer: Aaron Harris/Bloomberg

One of Canada’s largest phone companies is standing by its partnership with Huawei Technologies Co., the Chinese firm at the center of rising diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Ottawa.

Telus Corp. sent a memo to employees last week, sticking by its work with Huawei, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported. The memo was signed by Eros Spadotto, executive vice president of technology strategy at the Vancouver-based company.