US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien urged Canada not to use Huawei equipment in 5G networks, saying it would jeopardize intelligence sharing with the United States.
“When they (the Chinese) promote Huawei to Canada or other Western countries, they will know every medical card, every bank account, every post on a social network, they will know everything about every Canadian,” he said.
Germany will not prohibit Huawei to participate in the deployment of 5G network
The question of whether Huawei’s 5G equipment will create a security breach is shared by Canada and its Five Eyes intelligence network partners.
Bans have already been introduced in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, while Britain has a less rigid line, limiting the use of Huawei products to “less sensitive areas” of the network.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has previously postponed the decision on whether Huawei Technologies networking equipment can be used in Canadian 5G networks until the federal election. However, he has not yet returned to this issue, although the elections were held on October 21.