Reuters – Exclusive: French limits on Huawei 5G equipment amount to de facto ban by 2028
Fri July, 2020, Age: 3 years
According to this exclusive report by Reuters, French authorities have notified telecom developers that they will be unable to renew licenses to use Huawei equipment once they expire. This would effectively phase Huawei equipment out of the country’s mobile networks by 2028. France’s cybersecurity agency ANSSI said this month it would allow operators to use equipment, including Huawei’s, under licenses of three to eight years. Reuter’s sources added that operators had also been told by authorities in recent months, not stated formally in documents, that licenses granted for Huawei equipment would not be renewed thereafter.