But the exclusion based on security standards appears to be an elaborate plot by Chancellor Angela Merkel to effectively ban Huawei from the country without causing a diplomatic rift with the Chinese government, German newspaper Handelsblatt first reported.
The US has also accused China of unfair business practices, including technology theft, triggering tit-for-tat tariffs on billions of dollars in annual trade.
"We've made abundantly clear that we will not compromise national security".
The US campaign against Huawei continues unabated, with news breaking on Wednesday that federal prosecutors in Washington are pursuing a criminal case against the Chinese telecom giant. This time, however, the US Department of Justice' investigation isn't focusing on some grand national security threat but on the Huawei's repeated theft of trade secrets from US companies.
Canada detained Ren's daughter, Meng Wanzhou, who is Huawei's chief financial officer, in December at the request of USA authorities investigating an alleged scheme to use the global banking system to evade us sanctions against Iran.
Wanzhou was arrested in Canada on behalf of the United Stated for supposedly violating sanctions against Iran, while two Canadians have subsequently been arrested in China and a third sentenced to death on drug trafficking charges.
Until now, Germany has said it would not implement a ban on Huawei's equipment supplies to its 5G networks.
He says it would be a bad idea for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland to use the upcoming World Economic Forum summit in Davos to press that case.
Later in the day, as he wrapped up a meeting of his cabinet in Sherbrooke, Que., Trudeau said that the world should be deeply concerned about the apparent "blending" by China of its commercial interests with its political positioning.
"But I think for most people, subject to considering their own situation, it's all right to travel to China". The detention of Ms. Meng is not in any way a political judgment by the government of Canada.
In his most direct public response to accusations that his company is controlled by the ruling Communist Party, or is required to facilitate Chinese spying, Ren said on Tuesday that his company would refuse to disclose secrets about its customers and their communication networks. At issue was a robotics technology that T-Mobile used to test for quality control issues in smartphones.