The US has been lobbying allies to shun Huawei.
Advanced technology is in development.
The Chinese don’t need secret access to Huawei routers to infiltrate global networks that already have notoriously poor security.
UK National Cyber Security Centre has concluded that with care and safeguards, Huawei equipment can be used in 5G networks.
The telco said it seeks to reduce the potential risk of a Huawei ban.
US political interference looms large as a factor supporting her release.
The funding comes as Ottawa is in the middle of a comprehensive national-security review of the potential involvement of Nokia’s Chinese rival, Huawei, in Canada’s eventual fifth generation mobile network.
The firm is spending heavily to develop its own chips.
Canadian security agencies are still reviewing the security and technical issues.
Says the treaty with Canada infringed on the “safety and legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens.”
The Chinese telecom’s participation in building Canada’s new 5G networks could give it access to juicy information. The result? Spying on businesses, stealing IP, election meddling.
Chinese government warns Canada of “grave consequences” if she is not released.
Advocates of mobile virtual network operators argue that they could provide a lower-cost alternative to Canadians but Canadian regulations tend to favour network operators that own their facilities.
Telecoms want auction sooner.
Hardware and software development means networks won’t to be ready for “prime time” until about 2020.