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Canada Bans Huawei From 5G, Ending Years-Long Impasse

  • Decision follows Huawei CFO’s release from Canada last year
  • Telcos including BCE, Telus have already begun to exclude gear


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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government joined Canada’s closest intelligence allies in banning Huawei Technologies Co. from fifth-generation wireless networks.

The Chinese state-championed telecommunications firm poses a threat to Canada’s national security, Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Thursday, confirming an earlier Bloomberg News report. ZTE Corp. equipment will also be prohibited.