Huawei will have the right to special treatment in France with regard to the 5G. The telecom equipment will not be subject to a "complete ban" of the French market of the 5G. On the other hand, the French operators using it will receive operating permits limited to eight years, said the national Agency for computer systems security (Anssi). This decision is expected to compromise the group access to the chinese market is hexagonal and the 5G.
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" What I can say is that there will not be a complete ban. Operators that do not use Huawei, we encourage them not to go there because it is a little natural sense of things. Those who already use it, we issue permissions, the duration of which varies between three and eight years, " said in an interview with les Echos Guillaume Poupard, the general director of Anssi, tasked by the government to prepare the dossier.
"The decisions are ready"
"The decisions are ready," said Guillaume Poupard. Only three telecoms equipment manufacturers, the europeans Nokia and Ericsson and china's Huawei, are capable of providing equipment for future networks, 5G, the future system of mobile telecommunications.
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"there will be denials," said Guillaume Poupard to the Echos, excluding, however, that these refusals relate to Nokia and Ericsson, and thus indicating in a hollow that only Huawei is concerned. "What we do on the 5G in France, it is a compromise. It is necessary to develop the 5G under acceptable economic conditions for telecom operators and also sovereign, which we allow not to be dependent of such or such equipment, or the country, " explained the director of the Anssi.
"We are not in the Huawei bashing"
" a Lot of antennas installed are compatible with the 5G ", he especially responded to the topic of the deterrent nature of such restrictions, given the Guillaume Poupard. "We are in a risk-management. All telecoms equipment manufacturers are not created equal. I don't mention the name but it is clear that it is not in the same risks when it comes to equipment chinese or american ", he said.
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Before continuing : "We are cautious vis-à-vis the manufacturers of non-europeans, of course, as we would also, for example, if all the operators had recourse to the same oem, even if it was French, it would be catastrophic." "This is the meaning of the discussion with the telecom operators on the choice of their suppliers. This is not a trial of intent that are made to such a company or such a country. The question, it's just that of sovereignty, " concluded Guillaume Poupard.