Explained the head of the Cyber Security Agency of the French (it) that there will be a complete ban on the use of equipment of company Huawei in relation to the establishment of communications networks fifth generation (5G) French, but the government is encouraging telecommunications companies to the French to avoid the transition to the Chinese company.
He said (Guillaume Poupard) Guillaume Poupard, the newspaper “Les Echos” in an interview: what I can say is that there will be no complete ban, but for operators who don’t use Huawei currently, we urge them not to use it.
The government was urged American allies to exclude the giant of the Chinese communications from the communications networks of the next generation, saying Beijing might use in trade, in the rejected Huawei’s accusations.
Incorporated the United States already giant Chinese telecommunications on the list of national security, while US companies get the French telecommunications that use the equipment the Chinese company only to licenses of limited duration.
Considers the statements of the French the latest development in the controversy surrounding the participation of Huawei, after being blocked several Western states Company participate in networks (5G) due to security concerns.
Sources told Reuters in March that France will not prohibit the Huawei, but it will get her out of the nucleus of the mobile network core because of the risks of bulk surveillance, depending on they treat sensitive information, such as personal data of the customers.
The decision of France on the equipment of Huawei’s crucial for the two telecom operators of the four in the country (Bouygues Telecom) and (SFR), because about half of the mobile phone network to the current fourth generation made by the Chinese company.
Said Boppard in the interview: for those who are using Huawei already, we offer licenses for periods ranging from three years to eight years, which is the limitation likely to happen than the arrival of the Chinese company to the network (5G) French.
Selected company (Orange), which is controlled by the state, competitors of Huawei European (Nokia) Nokia and (Ericsson) Ericsson to deploy a network (5G).
He explained Boppard it can be for operators who did not receive the explicit mandate to use equipment Huawei network fifth-generation (5G) considered the lack of response after the legal deadline-a refusal to their request.
Said Boppard: the choice taken in order to protect the independence of France, not as hostile toward China, this is not a blow to Huawei or racist anti-Chinese, but all we’re saying is the danger is not the same with European suppliers as is the case with non-Europeans.