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French Minister says country will not ban Huawei from 5G

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | November 27, 2019
France will not follow the position of the United States and bar Huawei Technologies from supplying gear for its 5G mobile network.
Agnès Pannier-Runacher
Technology in Europe   Junior Economy Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher
Speaking to French media outlet BFM Business television, Junior Economy Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher said there would be “no exclusion” of Huawei, although the government will reserve the power to subject all 5G equipment suppliers to national security checks.

Topics: French Huawei

Pannier-Runacher’s comments came after the French telecoms regulator, Arcep, launched the sale of the country’s 5G spectrum on Thursday. Alongside Huawei, which controls around 25% of the French wireless communications market, Nokia, Ericsson, and Samsung are also vying to build the country’s next-generation network, she added


 

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