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Security risk too high, Canada should ban Huawei from 5G networks: Ex-spy

Some Canadian allies have already imposed restrictions on using Huawei equipment, citing the risk of espionage

Reuters  |  Ottawa 

Canada should ban China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment to Canadian 5G networks because the security risk is too great, a former spy chief said in an article published on Monday. China's ambassador last week threatened repercussions if Ottawa blocked Huawei, a warning the Canadian government dismissed. Relations between the two nations have soured since a top Huawei executive was arrested in Vancouver last month on a U.S. extradition warrant. Canadian officials are studying the security implications of 5G networks, the latest generation of cellular ...

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First Published: Tue, January 22 2019. 08:29 IST