Feds ink $40M research deal on 5G technology with Nokia — Huawei’s competitor

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The federal government will announce up to $40 million for Finnish telecom giant Nokia Thursday to conduct research on 5G wireless technology in Canada.The funding comes as Ottawa is in the middle of a comprehensive national-security review of the potential involvement of Nokia’s Chinese rival, Huawei, in Canada’s eventual fifth-generation mobile network.READ MORE: Chinese ambassador threatens ‘repercussions’ on Canada if Huawei 5G bannedOttawa is also locked in a diplomatic dispute with Beijing following Canada’s Dec. 1 arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou at the request of the United States.Huawei, Nokia and Sweden’s Ericsson are among the top contenders to help Canada’s telecom companies, including BCE and Telus, build the country’s 5G mobile networks.WATCH: Trudeau says decision on whether to ban Huawei technology from 5G network should not be political

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