|Symbol of China's progress a concern for US security|
Canada will ban Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from installing its 5G network in Canada. The long-awaited decision was delayed by the Canadian government due to diplomatic tensions between Ottawa and Beijing following the 2018 arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou.
This was revealed by government sources, according to which an official announcement could come soon. The development of 5G - or fifth generation - networks will offer people online connections fast enough to radically change the way they communicate and live their daily lives, thanks to data transmission that is almost 20 times faster than 4g networks. Especially for the so-called "low latency", namely the communication response time. Among the possible applications, autonomous driving of vehicles (but not just cars), innovations such as virtual reality, or remote monitoring and management of farmland.
The United States has long urged the Trudeau government to reject the role of Chinese companies in building the country's 5G infrastructure, which Washington says "would allow Beijing to spy on Canadians more easily." Huawei is the largest global provider of network equipment for telephone and Internet companies. The symbol of China's progress has become a world power in technology and a topic of concern for US security.
Huawei has ended in commercial and technological clashes between the US and China, during the Trump administration, between accusations about cybersecurity and fears of espionage.
Regarding 5G, it sees access denied to US chips and other high-tech components, music, maps and other Google services for smartphones. The White House tightened restrictions in 2020, preventing global manufacturers from using US technology to make products designed by Huawei.