1) US Intelligence Chiefs warn against allowing China’s Huawei from getting involved with telecommunications. Telus has partnered with this company big time – Huawei transmitters are in the microcells outside our homes. Has Telus invited major hackers into our grid? I would imagine that the same concerns apply to Chinese companies working on other major infrastructure projects such as Site C.
Six top US intelligence chiefs caution against buying Huawei phones
“Six top U.S. intelligence chiefs told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday they would not advise Americans to use products or services from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei.
The six — including the heads of the CIA, FBI, NSA and the director of national intelligence — first expressed their distrust of Apple-rival Huawei and fellow Chinese telecom company ZTE in reference to public servants and state agencies.
When prompted during the hearing, all six indicated they would not recommend private citizens use products from the Chinese companies.”
Here is proof of a long-term relationship between Telus and Hauwei. It may not be limited to microcells.
TELUS and Huawei Continue to Lead the Way in Canada’s Journey to 5G with Innovative Small-cell Deployment
“”We are delighted that TELUS continues to deploy Huawei’s innovative small-cell solutions to support their heterogeneous network and achieve data rates exceeding 1 Gbps with the Huawei LampSite solution,” said Ritchie Peng, President of Huawei Small Cell Product Line. “With data rates exceeding 1 Gbps with Huawei’s LampSite Solution, TELUS customers can experience these speeds everywhere thanks to the collaboration and experiential learning in the TELUS 5G Living Lab’.”
Earlier this year, TELUS and Huawei announced the successful live deployment of a 3GPP-oriented network [https://www.telus.com/en/about/news-and-events/media-releases/successful-5g-pilot-places-canada-at-the-forefront-of-global-wireless]. Since, TELUS has also announced that it has successfully tested other technologies vital to 5G, such as Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) [https://www.telus.com/en/about/news-and-events/media-releases/leading-edge-technology-achieves-wireless-speeds].”