In a statement by Canadian telecom operator Telus Corp’s Chief Financial Officer Doug French, the telecom operator is scheduled to roll out 5G services with the help of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s equipment.
“It’s important for us to launch our network when the time is right…” said French in a statement while adding the company will continue to collaborate with the Canadian government in building the future 5G networks.
Currently, Canada is reviewing the security implications of 5G networks, including whether to allow China’s Huawei to supply 5G network equipment.
On Thursday, Telus had warned of an increase in setting up 5G wireless network in the country if the Canadian government banned Huawei.
On Thursday, in the latest indictment of China’s Huawei, U.S. prosecutors have accused Huawei of stealing trade secrets and helping Iran track protesters.
Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou is currently in Canadian custody awaiting a decision on extradition to the United States.
In a statement, the Conservative Party of Canada said Trudeau’s Liberal Party has refused to take a position on Huawei.
“Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government must take immediate action to protect our national security and Canadians’ privacy and ban Huawei from Canada’s 5G network” said the Conservative Party of Canada.