11/25/2019, 4:54 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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France won't ban Huawei from 5G network - official

French Junior Economy Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher said on Monday the country will not ban Chinese tech giant Huawei from its 5G network despite calls from the United States on all countries to exclude the company's equipment from their infrastructure over alleged security concerns.

"The government will not exclude anyone. We are not following the position of the United States," Pannier-Runacher told BFM Business television. "There are three equipment makers active in France. Huawei has a 25% market share, there is also Nokia and Ericsson. Samsung is not active yet in France but is interested by 5G," she added

According to Pannier-Runache, decisions will be made on "a case by case basis" and will depend on whether the government recognizes national security threats from any equipment maker after receiving requests from telecom operators for their 5G projects.

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