Cable / Telecom

Feds ban use of Huawei, ZTE equipment in country’s telecom systems


Long awaited decision comes years after allies made the same call  OTTAWA – Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne (above) today announced the federal government is banning the use of Huawei and ZTE products and services in the country’s telecommunications systems. “This follows a thorough review by our independent security agencies and in consultation with our closest allies,” Champagne said, in a press release. “Our government will always protect the safety and security of Canadians and will take any actions necessary to safeguard our critical telecommunications infrastructure.” A policy statement from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)...