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French limits on Huawei 5G equipment amount to de facto ban by 2028: Report

The US say Huawei's equipment could be used by the Chinese government for espionage: a charge denied by the company and Beijing

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The new authorisations for 5G network equipment are linked to existing 4G gear.

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French authorities have told telecoms operators planning to buy Huawei 5G equipment that they won't be able to renew licences for the gear once they expire, effectively phasing the Chinese firm out of mobile networks, three sources close to the matter said.

Like other countries in Europe, France is laying the ground for its next-generation 5G mobile market in the middle of a growing geopolitical storm between two global superpowers.

The United States say the company's equipment could be used by the Chinese government for espionage - a charge denied by Huawei and Beijing - and has pressed its allies

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First Published: Jul 23 2020 | 1:31 PM IST

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