Telus Corp. Wasn't backed down by his support of Huawei Technologies Co., which raised the chances of being ahead of China's telecom equipment provider's future in Canada and other developed markets.
Vancouver-based Telus, Canada's third-largest wireless carrier, sent a long-term memo to nearly 30,000 employees last week to prevent its decision to use Huawei equipment in Canadian networks. The memo-highlighted technological successes Telus says it has achieved in its wireless network in co-operation with Huawei, and also emphasized that Telus has been working closely with the Canadian Government to address the security concerns and continues to do so.
The memo, which was sent by Eros Spadotto, expressed vice-president of technology strategy, led by Stating: "Clearly, Huawei remains a viable and reliable participant in Canadian telecommunications, bombarded by globally leading innovation, comprehensive security measures, and new Software upgrades, "and thank employees for their" support and support with regards to the positive, transparent and innovative Center Partnership we enjoyed with Huawei. "
The internal mission of a central executive in Telus Undercorns is the risk of alienation with Huawei, which may be blocked from supplying equipment to Canadian carriers for the next generation of 5g networks. The memo confirmed that such a ban would undermine Telus's investments. The company has been using Huawei trend extensively in its current wireless network and could face an expensive bill to swap equipment or make it compatible with new technology from a different vendor.
The Canadian Government is conducting a cyber security review which will determine whether Telecom providers can be used to use Huawei equipment in their 5G networks. Three of Canada's five eyes are intelligently allied – the United States, Australia and New Zealand – have regretted or limited Huawei from 5g, and the other, Britain, is weighing up to take similar steps. Germany is the last country to consider a similar ban.
On Thursday, a Chinese ambassador to China's Shayer Chants warned that China's largest private company would be excluded from next-generation wireless networks. "If the Canadian government is to ban Huawei from participating in the 5G networks … I believe there will be re-raising." Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale responded on Friday that China's pressure would not affect Canada. "It is an important decision for Canada and we will make it based on what is right for our country," he said.
Sources told the Globe and Mail about the internal memo, which confirmed the vice president of communications Jill Scharr on Friday, saying the company prides itself "on an open and transparent culture."
Ms. Scharr constantly communicates the company with its employees and that, "When a problem involving our company carers is just attention, we make sure that team members have a chance to engage with senior executives in an honest and transparent dialogue. This allows us to ensure that they understand this issue and have access to relevant facts and information, while giving them the opportunity to ask questions and prepare for inquiries that may come from customers T members or friends. "
Matchell, Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management, said the employee's memo is a "smart move" on telescope's part and the negative news swirling around Huawei in recent months. Employees are "undoubtedly" of the firm's ties to Huawei and may be nervous about him, he said. "Under these circumstances, it's important for Telus to say, & # 39; that's what we believe in the relationship."
Telus and BCE Inc (Canada's second largest wireless carrier) has built a shared 3G and LTE (4G, or long-term evolution) wireless network, with Telus responsible for most of the West and BCE building most of the eastern network.
Like many smaller Canadian telecom providers, they've used Huawei equipment in their radio networks – the antennas and radios at the top of cell towers – but not in their network of cores, which contain more sensitive information.
In 2013, the government has established a third party testing process to monitor the safety of network equipment. The government has also allowed the use of Huawei equipment in less-sensitive parts of wireless networks, but that the difference may be more difficult to maintain with 5G, as industry reports indicate the core technology features will be closer to the radio network.
Sources Told The Globe Almost 100 percent of Telus's radio equipment comes from Huawei, while BSE has used Chinese sales for about 60 percent to 70 percent of its radio network.
Mark Choma, a spokesman for BCE, decided to comment whether his company sent a similar note to employees.
Canada's largest seller, Rogers Communications Inc., has installed several Huawei equipment in West Canada, but it has replaced most of them with products from Sweden-based Ericsson, the salesman's blog says it plans to work with 5G.
Huawei is the lead cartridge Hockey night in Canada, Which Rogers owns the right and controls. Rogers Media spokeswoman Andrei Goldstein said Friday that the sponsorship has not changed.
With reports from Susan Krashinsky Robertson and Mike Hager