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Canadian govt to provide $30 million in funding to Nokia for 5G research

Canada is currently studying the security implications of 5G networks


FILE PHOTO: Visitors at the India Mobile Congress 2018 in Delhi

The will provide C$40 million ($30 million) in funding to telecom network equipment maker for research on wireless technology.

The funding to Finland-based will help understand how data is routed, how optical networks are managed and cybersecurity, a spokeswoman for the office of minister of Innovation, Science & Economic Development said in an email on Thursday.

The deal will be announced on Friday.

Canada is currently studying the security implications of networks, but unlike some allies has not announced that equipment from China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will be excluded.

Ottawa is also locked in a bilateral dispute with China after Canadian authorities arrested Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, on a US extradition request.

First Published: Fri, January 25 2019. 04:55 IST