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Nokia Pushes for 5G Business in Canada Amid Huawei Controversy

05 Jun 2019 13:13 | Divjot S. Mehton (Administrator)

Nokia Oyj is aiming to score a 5G win in Canada as Huawei Technologies Co.faces increased scrutiny over its move into the superfast network.

The Finnish company is working with telcos including BCE Inc., Telus Corp. and Shaw Communications Inc., to demonstrate its 5G capability and get selected for a field trial, lab trial, or contract, according to Richard Herald, president of the Canada division. Rogers Communications Inc. has already chosen Ericsson AB as its partner for 5G.

While it will strictly be a government affair determining whether Huawei can proceed, it helps that the telcos are looking to evaluate possible options in the face of a potential ban, Herald said.

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