Canada to ban Huawei and ZTE and tell telcos to rip out 5G and 4G equipment

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Following the steps of its Five Eyes partners, Canada has moved to ban Huawei and ZTE from its telco networks.

“The government of Canada is ensuring the long term safety of our telecommunications infrastructure. As part of that, the government intends to prohibit the inclusion of Huawei and ZTE products and services in Canada’s telecommunications systems,” Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Fran├žois-Philippe Champagne said.

“As a result, telecommunications companies that operate in Canada would no longer be permitted to make use of designated equipment or services provided by Huawei and ZTE. As well, companies that already use this equipment installed in their networks would be required to cease its use and remove it.”

Citing many of the same reasons that Australia used to

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