France has announced plans to include Huawei Technologies in its 5G equipment rollout. This comes after the country, through its Telecommunications Regulator, Arcep, began the sale of 5G spectrum.
This also comes after the U.S. blacklisted Huawei, limiting its access to components like Intel microprocessors and Google services. The superpower claimed that the ban was as a result of “involvement in activities determined to be contrary to national security”.
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.Pannier-Runacher, France Junior Economy Minister
Other countries that have incorporated Huawei in their 5G programs include Germany, Brazill and Netherlands.
Huawei Technologies is a Chinese multinational technology company that provides telecommunications equipment and sells consumer electronics, including smartphones. Its headquarters are in Shenzhen, Guangdong province.