France: not completely ban Huawei 5g equipment, but encourage operators to not try

 France: not completely ban Huawei 5g equipment, but encourage operators to not try

Netease technology news on July 6, according to foreign media reports, Guillaume Poupard, head of the French network security agency Anssi, said on Sunday that during the 5g telecom network laying process, France would not completely ban the use of Huaweis equipment, but the agency was urging France Telecom to avoid purchasing Huaweis equipment.

What I can say is that there will not be a total ban, Mr. Putin said. But for operators who do not use Huaweis equipment at present, we encourage them not to try.

The U.S. government has urged its allies to exclude Huawei from the next-generation communication network in the West. In March, a source disclosed that France would not ban Huawei, but would seek to exclude Huawei from the core mobile network, which processes sensitive information such as customer personal data, so there is a high monitoring risk.

Frances decision to use Huaweis equipment is crucial to two of the countrys four telecom operators, Bouygues Telecom and SFR, because about half of the mobile network equipment they currently use is made by Huawei. For those who are already using Huaweis equipment, we will provide them with licenses ranging from three to eight years, Mr. popard said

French state-owned telecom company Orange has chosen devices from Huaweis European rivals Nokia and Ericsson. Starting next week, operators who have not received a clear authorization to use Huaweis equipment for 5g networks can consider refusing to respond after the legal deadline as a way to reject their requests, Mr. papard said.

Mr. pope said the choice was made to protect Frances independence, not hostility. (small)

Source: Qiao JunJing, editor in charge of Netease science and Technology Report_ NBJ11279