It is reported that the French government has told telecom operators planning to buy Huawei 5g equipment that they will not be able to renew the license of the equipment once the license expires, thus gradually withdrawing Huawei from the UK mobile network by 2027.
Roussat said many sites will have to phase out Huaweis equipment, which is about 3000. The dismantling will last eight years and will have a limited impact on our business performance, he added. Bouygues also announced more than expected first half results on the same day, but did not say which companys equipment will be used to replace Huaweis equipment.
Roussat said Huaweis mobile devices have been banned in cities such as Brest, Strasbourg, Toulouse and Renne, and Huaweis mobile devices cannot be used in Paris.
According to public information, Bouyguess business involves media, construction and telecommunications. It has repeatedly said it would seek compensation from the French government if Huaweis equipment had to be replaced. In response, roussat said it was in talks with the French authorities and declined to comment further.
Assembly, a research firm, estimates that if Huawei is banned, it will cost the UK economy 4.5 billion to 6.8 billion pounds and delay its 5g construction for at least two years.