Canadian telecom operator Telus will soon start launching its 5G network, and its initial module shall be with Huawei Technologies’ tools, the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Doug French stated Thursday.
“It’s vital for us to launch our network when the time is correct…” French mentioned in an announcement, including that the corporate will continue to collaborate with the Canadian authorities in building the ecosystem.
Canada is examining the security implications of 5G networks, along with whether to permit Huawei to supply 5G network gear.
Telus Thursday warned of higher costs associated with establishing a 5G wireless network if the Canadian authorities banned Huawei.
In the meantime, U.S. prosecutors Thursday accused Huawei of stealing trade secrets and techniques and helping Iran track protesters in its newest indictment against the Chinese tech giant.
The Conservative Party of Canada mentioned in an announcement Trudeau’s Liberal Party has refused to take a stand on Huawei. “Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government should take immediate action to guard our national security and Canadians’ privacy and bar Huawei from Canada’s 5G network.”