BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. will both use equipment from Scandinavian component makers Nokia and Ericsson to build out their next-generation 5G networks in Canada.
BCE, the parent company of Bell, said Tuesday morning it will partner with Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson to build out its next generation wireless network, known as 5G.
Notably absent from that list of two suppliers is Huawei, the Chinese technology company that has become a lightning rod because of its close relationship with the Chinese government.
Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Date: June 4th, 2020
- This is big news because Huawei is the world’s leading vendor of 5G equipment. Huawei is a Chinese company, and as such is thought to be under control or influence of the Chinese government. Nokia and Ericsson are Scandinavian companies. Why are countries okay to use Scandinavian telecom equipment but not Chinese telecom equipment for critical infrastructure?
- Does it matter that almost every smartphone in Canada was assembled in China?