Following the United Kingdom’s (UK) action, France moves to phase out Huawei’s presence in the country by 2028, stopping the adoption of the Chinese tech giant’s 5G technology.
Apart from the UK and France, other European countries like the Netherlands, Italy, and Germany also issued ban against Huawei and its 5G technology.
“Each country is going to make their decisions for their own country, but I think there’s a growing recognition everywhere that Huawei is a problem. Europe is awakening to the threat of China,” said United States (US) National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien.
The French government has told telecommunications operators to avoid equipment made by Huawei, warning that licenses granted for the Chinese company’s gear will not be renewed once they expire.