The Chinese group Huawei generates 10% of its turnover in France in 5G. ERIC GAILLARD / REUTERS
Deeming the member states’ restriction measures too timid, the European Commission is reportedly considering banning the Chinese equipment supplier on 5G mobile technology.
Another blow for Huawei. Already banned from 5G equipment in Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Sweden or even the United Kingdom on the borders of Europe, the Chinese group could be subject to an even more radical ban. coordinated at European level. According to FinancialTimes, the issue is currently being debated in Brussels. Commission officials, starting with Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton, say not enough member states are taking steps to protect their infrastructure from risky providers like the Chinese mobile equipment maker, despite recommendations made in this direction in 2020. “This exposes the collective security of the European Union”, said Thierry Breton during a meeting with the ministers in charge of Telecoms of the European Union last week.
If Brussels had initially given up banning suppliers presenting a risk to…