The development of 5G or 5G networks will give people faster connections over the Internet and provide massive data capacity to meet the insatiable demand as more and more things are connected to the Internet and innovations such as virtual reality, immersive gaming and self-driving vehicles.
Critics, including opposition conservatives, have long pressured liberals to deny Huawei any role in building the country’s 5G infrastructure, saying it would allow Beijing to spy on Canadians more easily.
The move was confirmed by a spokesperson for the Canadian Minister of Public Safety.
Huawei is the world’s largest supplier of network equipment to telephone and Internet companies. It has been a symbol of China’s progress in becoming a global technological power – and a subject of US security and law enforcement concerns.
Some analysts say Chinese companies have broken international rules and norms and stolen technology.
China, the United States and Canada completed what was effectively a high-risk prisoner exchange last year that involved a prominent Huawei executive accused of fraud.
China jailed two Canadians shortly after Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies and the daughter of the company’s founder, on the basis of an extradition request from the United States.
Several countries have described China’s action as a “hostage policy”, while China has described the charges against Huawei and Meng as a politically motivated attempt to impede China’s economic and technological development.