Canadian telecommunications giants Bell and Telus recently announced that they have selected European telecommunications equipment vendors as their 5G network equipment partners. According to the report, according to the contents of the statements issued by the two Canadian companies, Bell Telephone Company chose Ericsson (Ericsson) as the 5G network equipment supplier, and Renko chose Ericsson and Nokia (Nokia) to support the construction of its communication network, but did not give any more details. More detailed instructions.
At this point, operators Rogers, Bell, and Yankee, regarded as the “Big Three” of Canadian telecommunications, have all made it clear that they will cooperate with European suppliers in the construction of 5G networks.
At the same time, the United States is stepping up its lobbying on Huawei and other allies such as Canada. It is expected that many countries will soon make a decision on whether to allow Huawei to participate in the country’s 5G construction. The United States and Australia have banned their own telecommunications companies from cooperating with Huawei to develop their 5G networks. Not long ago, the British government stated that it would evaluate the latest sanctions imposed on Huawei by the United States before considering whether to use Huawei equipment; Germany’s largest telecommunications company The operator Deutsche Telekom stated that if it wants to achieve the goal of 2,000 new LTE base stations before the end of this year, Huawei’s participation is indispensable. The company is hoping to strengthen its cooperative relationship with Huawei to accelerate the country’s 5G process.
In response, Huawei Canada has responded by supporting various operators in choosing multiple companies as equipment suppliers. In other words, although the two Canadian mainstream operators have selected their respective 5G equipment suppliers, the joint service provided by multiple suppliers will promote the local 5G construction process in Canada more efficiently. Huawei also has the possibility of participating in the construction of 5G. At present, 5G construction in European and American countries is generally at a standstill, while China’s 5G is accelerating.
According to the latest “5G snapshot: CHINA” report released by business insider, by 2025, China is expected to cover 65% of the country’s population with 5G services, and it will become the world’s largest 5G market, with the number of 5G connections reaching 4.6 100 million.
The rapid progress of China’s 5G process has also benefited from the drive of Huawei, the world’s 5G leader. According to the latest data from German patent data company IPlytics on June 2nd, Chinese companies ranked first in the world with 34.02% of 5GSEP (Standard Essential Patent) patents. Among them, Huawei topped the list with 3147 items, becoming a global leader in 5G communications. .
As of press time, neither Bell nor Renko have issued a statement on whether to terminate cooperation with Huawei in the future 5G network construction. At present, the Canadian government has not yet made a decision on whether to allow Huawei to enter the Canadian 5G network market.
However, although Canada has not formally vetoed Huawei’s right to participate in the construction of 5G in Canada, its chances of participating in the construction of 5G networks are greatly reduced.