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France to seek tougher oversight of 5G network gear


  • Tech News
  • Thursday, 24 Jan 2019

Huawei has invested billions of dollars in 5G technology, competing mainly against Sweden's Ericsson and Finland's Nokia. — AFP Relaxnews

Huawei has invested billions of dollars in 5G technology, competing mainly against Sweden's Ericsson and Finland's Nokia. — AFP Relaxnews

France will require telecommunications companies to allow more government oversight and control of the equipment required for next-generation 5G wireless networks due to security concerns, a government official said on Jan 22.

The move comes as several Western nations have barred China's Huawei from participating in contracts for 5G deployment, citing fears Beijing could gain access to sensitive communications and critical infrastructure.

   

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