Cable & Telecom

PM urged to shut Huawei out of Canada’s 5G future

OTTAWA – Two U.S. senators are expressing their “grave concerns” to Prime Minister Trudeau over the possibility that Canada might include Huawei Technologies or any other Chinese state-directed telecommunications company in its 5G network infrastructure.A letter from Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democrat Senator Mark Warner dated October 11, first obtained by the Globe and Mail, urges the PM to prevent Huawei from supplying equipment, citing significant security risks.“While Canada has strong telecommunications security safeguards in place, we have serious concerns that such safeguards are inadequate given what the United States and other allies know about Huawei,” reads the letter. ...