Security Experts:

Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

SecurityWeekSecurityWeek

Security Infrastructure

France Won’t Ban Huawei But Favors European 5G Systems

French President Emmanuel Macron says France is not excluding Chinese telecom giant Huawei from its upcoming 5G telecommunication networks but favors European providers for security reasons.

French President Emmanuel Macron says France is not excluding Chinese telecom giant Huawei from its upcoming 5G telecommunication networks but favors European providers for security reasons.

The French leader spoke after meeting with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Paris on Friday.

Macron said he had already told Chinese President Xi Jinping about his preference for companies such as Ericsson and Nokia, saying “you would do the same as me.”

“It’s normal that … we want a European solution” because of the importance of “the security of our communication,” Macron told reporters.

France’s information security agency ANSSI said last month that Huawei Technologies Ltd. will not be banned from France, but French telecoms operators that buy its technology will only be able to get licenses limited to eight years. The French government has said it will restrict Huawei’s 5G technology to protect military bases, nuclear installations and other sensitive sites.

Huawei is at the center of a major dispute between Washington and Beijing over technology and security. U.S. officials say Huawei is a security risk, which the company denies, and are lobbying European and other allies to avoid its technology as they upgrade to next-generation networks.

China, meanwhile, is trying to encourage Europeans to guarantee access to their markets for Chinese telecom and technology companies.

Written By

Click to comment

Expert Insights

Related Content

Security Infrastructure

XDR's fully loaded value to threat detection, investigation and response will only be realized when it is viewed as an architecture

ICS/OT

The White House announced on Wednesday that the Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity Initiative has been expanded to include the chemical sector.

ICS/OT

Security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) provider Swimlane on Monday announced the launch of a security automation solution ecosystem for operational technology (OT) environments.

Application Security

Incident Response

Created and maintained by MITRE, MITRE D3FEND is a framework that provides a library of defensive cybersecurity countermeasures and technical components to help organizations...

Data Protection

Artificial intelligence is more artificial than intelligent.

Security Infrastructure

On October 21, 2002, the Internet’s core root server system as a whole came under a significant attack. A coordinated distributed denial-of-service attack aimed...