Despite facing international pressure on its business, Huawei has managed to secure 30 contracts to supply 5G equipment; it has already shipped 25,000 5G base stations.
As per a report by French newspaper Les Echos, France is weighing its option for introducing a bill amendment so as to empower its defense and security institutions to make retroactive checks on the equipment of telecoms operators.
The amendment to the broad-based deregulation bill being currently debated in the French parliament comes in the wake of countries across the world moving to bar China’s Huawei Technologies from accessing next-generation mobile networks on grounds of national security.
Huawei Technologies is viewed as being close to the Chinese states and that its telecom equipment could contain backdoors that could be used by Chinese intelligence.
Huawei has responded saying such concerns are unfounded.