In a development that marks a turning of the tide, two of Canada’s largest telecoms companies have opted to team up with Ericsson and Nokia Oyj to build their 5G telecoms networks and ditching Huawei Technologies for the project.
Telus Corp and Bell Canada have eschewed Huawei. According to analysts, the development will help the Canadian government on the delicate issue on allowing the Chinese company into the country’s 5G network.
In a statement, Bell Canada, the country’s second-biggest telecom provider by wireless revenue, announced, it would partner with Ericsson for its core 5G network. On its part, Telus picked Ericsson and Nokia as its 5G equipment suppliers. Canada’s other dominant telecom operator, Rogers Communications has already selected Ericsson.