Intelligent wineries for Ontario . . .
Huawei Technologies has reportedly made serious commitments to deploy 5G technology in partnership with wineries in the province of Ontario. Huawei Canada says it plans to use localized high-speed wireless internet connectivity to help the wineries operate and produce wine more efficiently. This includes drone-powered precision vineyard inspection, green backup power for winery operation, real-time microclimate monitoring systems, premium drone delivery service, development of a collector wine library, interactive reality holographic communication, and more.
Political uncertainty still an issue. . .
Canada, meanwhile, has yet to make a decision on allowing the use of Huawei’s 5G equipment across larger networks. Canada’s relations with China have deteriorated following the Meng Wanzhou case, the detention of two Canadians in China, and the implementation of import restrictions on Canadian products. Ottawa’s decision on Huawei 5G will significantly impact this strained relationship. Despite political uncertainties, business has been continuing. Huawei's 2G tech is still deployed in rural northern British Columbia to help the Trudeau government fulfill its budget promise of connecting Canadian homes and businesses to faster internet in rural areas.
Ratcheting up the public relations . . .
Even during these heightened diplomatic tensions, Huawei continues to demonstrate its commitment to Canada. While the federal government is mulling the Huawei 5G question, the telecommunications giant continues to pitch itself as a Canadian ally through its advertising campaigns. In addition to social media blasts and heightened billboard exposure, Huawei will soon release its short documentaries about the importance of internet access to Canadians living in the North.