According to the statements of French President Emmanuel Macron, France will not exclude Huawei from plans to implement 5G. As such, France will not take the path of the United States, United Kingdom and other countries, which have banned Huawei entirely in telecommunications.
Still, Macron voiced his preference for European companies, mentioning Ericsson and Nokia. Both companies have also been working with telecommunications in Europe for decades. Huawei ended up collecting a large part of the European business by pricing below the market, a tactic that not everyone considers fair.
Macron adds that it is normal for France to want a “European solution” in order to protect the security of French telecommunications. It seems that Macron is taking a somewhat neutral position when it comes to allowing Huawei’s presence in the country’s telecommunications.
Still, Macron points out that when it comes to technology to protect military bases and other sensitive locations, Huawei will not have a stake.
Huawei remains banned in the United States
The latest developments in the trade war between China and the United States have shown Huawei to be left with no way to manufacture its Kirin processors. Therefore, MediaTek entered as a partner of the Chinese giant, and as a hope to save the brand business.
Huawei could very well lend a hand and implement smartphones with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors. However, ties to the Chinese government and the company’s traditionalist pride will not allow this to happen.
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