Huawei

Saskatchewan Not Happy It Has to Rip Out Huawei 4G Gear

The Government of Saskatchewan is not happy with Ottawa's decision to ban Huawei from 5G networks in Canada, despite already having barred the Chinese company from provincial telecom operator SaskTel's 5G network some two years ago — reports 650 CKOM. Justin Trudeau's Liberal government last week announced a ban on Huawei (and ZTE) equipment in...

Canada’s Slow Huawei 5G Decision Not Related to Detained Michaels, Says Minister

Canada's Public Safety Minister said during a recent interview the government's decision to ban Huawei from 5G networks was delayed due to the political and technological implications of the move--and not because of China's previous detainment of Canadian journalists Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig (via CTV News). Spavor and Kovrig were detained by Chinese authorities...

Canada Bans China’s Huawei from 5G Networks

After years of deliberation on the matter, Canada's Liberal government has decided to ban Chinese equipment manufacturers Huawei and ZTE from the country’s 5G networks. The announcement was made on Thursday afternoon in Ottawa, by François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety. "Telecommunication companies in Canada will...

Huawei Expects Revenue to Plunge 29% in 2021, Says Chairman

In an internal New Year's message to employees on Friday, Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping said the Chinese tech giant expects to post $99 billion USD in revenue for 2021, down 28.9% year-over-year from 2020 — reports CNBC. While Guo's message did not cite reasons for the steep drop in revenue, it is pretty evident...

Internal Documents Show Huawei Linked to China’s Surveillance Programs: REPORT

Huawei was involved in creating mass surveillance programs for Beijing and offered to produce technology that would enable the authorities to monitor the forced "re-education" of Uighurs in detention camps, an investigation has alleged. A review of the telecommunications company's confidential marketing materials by The Washington Post uncovered evidence that appears to contradict Huawei's denials...

Canadians Should Not Compensate Telecoms for Picking Huawei Gear: Conservatives

According to The National Post, Conservatives are imploring the Liberal government not to spend taxpayer money to subsidize Canadian telecoms, in the event they have to replace Huawei network equipment, should the latter be banned over security concerns. "We ask that your government categorically reject requests for compensation from Canada’s large telecommunications companies," Conservative Public Safety...

Canadian Telcos Spent $700M on Huawei Gear Amid Ban Uncertainty, Now Want Compensation: Report

According to Global News, Canadian telecom companies are seeking "compensation" from the federal government for over $700 million in network equipment that was purchased from Chinese tech giant Huawei, while the Liberal government teeter-tottered on banning the company from participating in Canada's 5G wireless networks on national security grounds. Huawei has long been one of the...

Bell, Telus Seek Taxpayer Compensation if Huawei Gear Needs Removal: Report

According to a report by the National Post, Bell and Telus, who have both installed Huawei equipment for their older-generation networks, have asked the government for possible taxpayer compensation in case they need to remove Huawei equipment from their networks. Citing unnamed sources, the publication notes that while the exact cost for removing Huawei equipment is...

Huawei to License Handset Designs to Third Parties for Component Access

After U.S. sanctions cut off its access to key chipmaker TSMC, Google’s Android apps, and Qualcomm’s 5G wireless modems, Huawei is now looking to license its handset designs to third parties in order to gain access to critical components, Bloomberg is reporting. Citing people familiar with the Shenzhen-based tech giant’s plans, the publication notes that...

Canada Still Undecided on Huawei 5G, But Many Expect Ban Coming: Report

With Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou recently freed and having returned back to China, and detained Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig similarly released, the decision on whether or not to ban Huawei from 5G networks is expected to return to the spotlight. According to The Globe and Mail, Canada’s decision to ban Huawei is expected...