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Canada to ban Huawei from its 5G network

Ottawa ultimately opted to ban Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from Canada's 5G network, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

The Trudeau government should make the announcement later in the day, according to two anonymous sources who confided in the media.

The decision had been delayed by Ottawa for more than three years, as relations between Canada and China have deteriorated since the arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in December 2018, after an extradition request. the United States.

The imprisonment of the two Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig by China had then set fire to the powders with the relations between the two countries.

Already using equipment from Huawei, telecommunications companies Bell and Telus are not expected to face major repercussions from Ottawa's decision, according to Bloomberg.

Recall that the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom had already banned or restricted Huawei equipment on their territory.