Bouygues deputy CEO Olivier Roussat has recently announced that it will replace nearly 3,000 Huawei mobile antennas in France by the end of 2028. This is followed by a decision by the government authorities to eliminate pieces of equipment made by the Chinese tech firm from populated areas.
The US officials had earlier claimed that the Chinese government may use Huawei equipment for spying and had restricted the firm in the country. However, the company denied the allegation.
France has told telecom operators that they will not be renewing licenses for Huawei 5G. Roussat mentioned that “the dismantling will be carried out over a period of eight years, with a limited impact on our operating results.”