French Finance Minister: Huawei will not be excluded from French 5G equipment suppliers

French Finance Minister: Huawei will not be excluded from French 5G equipment suppliers

Xinhua News Agency, Paris, February 13th (Reporter Chen Chen) French Minister of Economy and Finance Lemel said in an interview with French media 合肥夜网 on the 13th that China’s Huawei will not be excluded from French 5G network equipment suppliers, but France is developingThere are restrictions on 5G networks to protect France’s sovereign rights.

  Lemaire said that France favors European equipment manufacturers in the development of 5G networks, but from the perspective of technology and quotation, if Huawei provides a better choice, it can enter the French 5G network.

  He also said that France will impose some restrictions on sensitive areas with military and nuclear facilities nearby to protect France’s sovereign rights and interests, which does not mean that there is discrimination.

  Responding to whether the security review period given to Huawei equipment is significantly shorter than that of European equipment such as Nokia, Ericsson, Lemaire said that the review will be conducted on a case-by-case basis.

  Recently, French and French media reported that the French government authority plans to adopt multiple restrictions on Huawei’s participation in French 5G network construction, including banning Huawei 5G equipment from entering many large French cities, and giving Huawei equipment significantly shorter than European equipment such as Nokia and Ericsson.Period etc.

  In this regard, the Chinese Embassy in France stated on the 9th that if the French side does need to make certain restrictions on operators due to security considerations, it can have open and transparent standards and treat all enterprises equally.

Differentiating treatment based on the country to which the enterprise belongs is obviously a form of discrimination and is protectionism in disguise.

This is inconsistent with market economy principles and violates free trade rules.

  The British government and the European Commission have recently released policy documents on 5G construction.

Local media and experts generally believe that the replacement of these policy documents gives Huawei a green light to continue to participate in local 5G construction.

Original title: French Finance Minister: Huawei will not be excluded from French 5G network equipment suppliers