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Canada has excluded Huawei and ZTE from supplies for the country's 5G network

On Thursday, citing national security reasons, the federal government of Canada announced that it will ban two large Chinese telecommunications companies, Huawei and ZTE, from providing equipment and services for 4G and 5G networks in the country. The decision, which was expected, aligns Canada with the position of the United States and other Western countries that have excluded Huawei as 5G network providers in recent years.

The Canadian government has said that starting next September, Canadian communications companies will have to stop purchasing equipment for 4G and 5G networks from Huawei and ZTE. Instead, they will have a few years to remove the 4G and 5G equipment already purchased by the two companies.

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