Huawei and ZTE

Huawei and ZTE Were Excluded from The 5G Network

Canada has announced that it will ban the use of Huawei and ZTE technologies in its domestic 5G network. It was eliminated late in the “Five Eyes” consisting of the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

The government of Canada finally announces Huawei and ZTE’s exclusion

The news of Huawei’s closure came out after a long time. On May 20, the Canadian government announced plans to ban Huawei and ZTE’s products and services from being used in 5G networks.

Canadian mobile carriers include Rogers Wireless, Bell Mobility, and TELUS. Of these, Rogers, which launched 5G services in March, has announced in a press release that Ericsson has adopted its technology.

The second-placed Bell also has a core 5G network of Ericsson, the rest is Nokia, and TELUS is a combination of Ericsson and Nokia.

It seems that these majors have forgotten to adopt Huawei while watching the government’s trends, but Canada, which has a large land area, has other small carriers, and some may be adopting Huawei equipment.

François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, has called for the discontinuation of installed Huawei / ZTE equipment ( https://www.canada.ca ). /en/innovation-science-economic-development/news/2022/05/statement-from-minister-champagne-on-telecommunications-security.html ).

He also seems to say that the government will not make up for it. It seems that 4G will also be requested to be discontinued.

Unfortunately, I’m not surprised. I’m surprised that this decision took a long time,” a spokeswoman for Huawei Canada told The Associated Press. Huawei employs 1,500 people in Canada, two-thirds of whom are engaged in research and development.

Canada arrests Huawei’s founder’s daughter

Two Canadians detained at the same time are being released

Speaking of Canada and Huawei, I remember the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the daughter and CFO of Huawei’s founder.

It was 2018 when the United States was under the Trump administration, and Meng was arrested at the request of the United States in Vancouver, where he got off at a transit. The allegations violate US sanctions on Iran.

Three years later, in September 2021, Meng closed a judicial deal with the United States and returned to China. He impressed the resurrection at the end of March when he appeared at the company’s annual report announcement. Since then, Mr. Meng has been promoted to chairman of rotation.

Canada’s decision on Huawei may be related to Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, the “two Michaels” detained in China at the same time as Meng.

A few days after Meng was arrested in Canada, Kovrig and Spavor were detained. Kovrig is a former diplomat and member of the International Crisis Group, and Spavor is a Chinese-based businessman who was both accused of espionage. And when Mr. Meng was released, they were also released.

The ban on Huawei products as a country while Kovrig and Spavor are detained in China is now a few months after returning safely to the country, believing that it will affect how the Chinese government treats them. Imagine that there is no sense of discomfort.

Ericsson undergoes U.S. investigation in a transaction in Iraq

Ericsson and Nokia seem to be benefiting from Huawei’s lockout, but at least Ericsson continues to warn of the situation. China is a big market for Ericsson, but Chinese carriers have eliminated the two.

Earlier this year, an internal investigation revealed that Ericsson had acted against corporate ethics in Iraq.

Triggered by an expense claim in Iraq in 2018, an internal investigation in 2019 found a breach. Ericsson said it had settled with the U.S. Department of Justice for $ 1 billion in 2019, but did not disclose payments via ISIS-controlled areas to avoid tariffs on Iraq.

Ericsson replaced the Chief Legal Officer in March.