Huawei Technologies poses too big of a threat to Canada and should be banned from its 5G network, according to the vice-chairman of Rogers Communications. While Huawei is cheaper and sophisticated compared with other alternatives, its close relationship to the Chinese government is troubling, Philip Lind said. The company would be obliged to do the government’s bidding, he said.
«The idea of Huawei controlling, or potentially controlling our communication system in Canada is crazy,” Lind said in a TV interview with BNN Bloomberg. “I don’t think they should be allowed to.” The Canadian government is still mulling whether to ban Huawei from its 5G telecommunications system due to potential security challenges. No deadline has been made on the ruling though its Five Eyes intelligence allies remain divided on the issue.