Technology Other News 30 Jan 2019 "Some ways off& ...

"Some ways off" on decision over whether to ban Huawei 5G

REUTERS
Published Jan 30, 2019, 11:28 am IST
Updated Jan 30, 2019, 11:29 am IST
Officials are studying the security implications of 5G networks, the latest generation of cellular mobile communications.
Some Canadian allies have already imposed restrictions on Huawei equipment, citing the risk of espionage. (Photo: AP)
 Some Canadian allies have already imposed restrictions on Huawei equipment, citing the risk of espionage. (Photo: AP)

A Canadian government decision on whether to ban Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment to 5G networks is “some ways off into the future yet”, a top official said on Tuesday.

The comments by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to reporters were the most specific indication yet from Ottawa on the timing of a politically sensitive announcement.

 

Officials are studying the security implications of 5G networks, the latest generation of cellular mobile communications. Some Canadian allies have already imposed restrictions on Huawei equipment, citing the risk of espionage.

“It’s some way off into the future yet ... it’s certainly beyond weeks,” Goodale said when asked about the timing.

Canada and China are involved in a separate diplomatic dispute over the arrest of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou last month in Vancouver on a U.S. arrest warrant.

 

Click on Deccan Chronicle Technology and Science for the latest news and reviews. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT