In recent years, the United States has frequently put pressure on its allies in an attempt to “encircle and suppress” Huawei. Canada previously said it was waiting for a report from the intelligence agency before making a final decision.
On September 29, the incident made new progress. Reuters, Canadian “Global News” and other reports: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on the 28th that he may decide in the “next weeks” whether Canada should be like the “Five Eyes Alliance.” Other members disabled Huawei’s 5G equipment.
However, in just a short week, things ushered in a big turnaround. On October 12, a media report said that a new survey showed that more than 75% of Canadians said that the government should ban Huawei from participating in Canada’s 5G construction.
More than 75% of Canadians oppose Huawei’s participation in 5G construction
According to related news, relevant Canadian agencies have conducted a new survey. The results of this public opinion survey emphasized that more than 75% of the number of people who believe that Huawei should be excluded in the future 5G network construction in Canada , This situation is really surprising.
In response to this situation, China has also made a clear statement. At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 12, Spokesperson Zhao Lijian emphasized: The essence of China and Canada’s economic and trade cooperation is mutual benefit and win-win results. The advancement and security of Huawei’s 5G products have been recognized by most operators in the world. Canada should uphold an objective and fair attitude, independently make choices that suit its own interests, and provide Chinese companies with a fair, just, open, and non-discriminatory business environment.
In fact, more than 75% of Canadians oppose Huawei’s participation in the 5G construction in Canada. The survey results also have reasons to follow. Although Trudeau has not yet made a decision on whether Canada will ban Huawei 5G equipment like other members of the “Five Eyes Alliance”, as the last “Five Eyes Alliance” country that has not officially stated that Huawei 5G is banned, Canada continues Facing American pressure. Reuters had previously revealed that the Canadian government was trying to “do nothing but tell” to delay time: While not officially publishing the ban, while pressing domestic telecommunications companies to exclude Huawei from the 5G network, “both sides are not guilty.” Canada’s attitude of “no crime on both sides” is actually a disguised ban on Huawei’s 5G construction.
Canadian telecommunications companies have long been heard
Canadian telecommunications companies have a very sensitive sense of smell. Some Canadian telecommunications companies have already heard the wind and seem to be unable to bear Huawei out of the game.
Comprehensive Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and other foreign media reported on June 3 last year that Canada’s two largest telecom operators announced that they would cooperate with Sweden’s Ericsson and Finland’s Nokia to build 5G networks, and Huawei is not on the list of cooperation.
The report pointed out that Bell Canada, Canada’s largest telecommunications company, has announced that it will cooperate with Ericsson to build its core 5G network; previously, Bell also said that Nokia will provide it with other 5G technologies. Regarding Bell’s decision, Huawei said it supports Bell’s strategy of selecting multiple equipment suppliers.
Just hours after Bell announced the above news, Telus Corp, Canada’s second largest telecommunications company, also announced that it would use Nokia and Ericsson’s 5G technology; however, this is different from what it said in February when Telus Corp. Promote the 5G plan using Huawei equipment.
In fact, both Bell Canada and Telus Corp used Huawei equipment in their previous 4G networks. Experts say it is difficult for operators to simultaneously be compatible with 5G and 4G equipment from different companies. This means that they must pay for the gradual replacement of existing Huawei 4G equipment.
If the replacement of 4G equipment requires a lot of human and financial resources, Bell and Renko have not announced the specific details of the related costs. However, some analysts have pointed out that the total cost of the two companies to replace Huawei’s 4G equipment requires about 1 billion Canadian dollars. According to relevant reports, the Canadian government does not seem to be willing to compensate for the relevant demolition costs, and the research department has disclosed that if this part of the replacement cost is not compensated, it will increase the cost of its 5G network construction and pass it on to consumers. .