Originally published by The Wire Report
Author: Kyle Duggan
The head of BCE Inc. says he doesn’t expect that a ban on Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.’s equipment from Canada’s 5G networks would hamper or delay Bell’s 5G rollout.
President and CEO George Cope moved to reassure investors and analysts on a Thursday earnings call that the company could manage that situation with relative ease.
“We’ve made no selection yet of our 5G vendor,” Cope said. “And if there was a ban, or if we chose a different supplier than Huawei for 5G, we’re quite comfortable all those developments would be addressed within our traditional capital intensity envelope and, therefore, no impact from a capital expenditure program outlook.”
“Nor do we think whatever the outcome is would it in any way impact our timing in the market for 5G,” he added.