France will not prohibit the use of Huawei equipment in the construction of the 5G network. This was announced in an interview with the French newspaper Les Echos by the head of the Department of Cybersecurity Guillaume Pupar.
It is noted that despite the absence of a direct ban, the French authorities will encourage operators to use equipment of other companies.
Pupar added that companies already working with Huawei have received permission to continue cooperation for a period of three to eight years. Those organizations that do not receive such permission by next week may consider the absence of a response as a refusal.
Earlier, the United States Department of Commerce announced that the ban on cooperation with Huawei previously imposed for US companies was lifted. It was reported that the American side wants to achieve increased competition by absorbing European companies Ericsson and Nokia.