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Huawei 5G ban could be costly for Canadian consumers, smaller telcos

Canada’s move to ban technology from Chinese vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE from its 5G networks will have a bigger impact on smaller players in the telecom industry than the biggest carriers and could end up costing Canadians more on the wireless bills, observers say. As Anne Gaviola reports, putting the onus on carriers to strip their existing infrastructure of anything Huawei-made is going to hurt small companies providing vital services to Canadians living in remote and rural areas.