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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday that France would not ban China’s Huawei from investing in the country, in contrast to Britain which has decided to purge the firm’s equipment from its 5G network by 2027.
Le Maire told France Info radio there was “no blanket ban” on Huawei in France, but that sensitive locations would be protected.
“We won’t ban Huawei from investing in 5G, we will protect our national security interests,” Le Maire said, adding that he had reaffirmed France’s position to Chinese authorities on Monday.
In July 2019, Monaco became the first country in Europe to introduce a next-generation 5G mobile phone network based on technology from Chinese firm Huawei.
As mobile operators shift away from slower 3G and 4G networks, Europe has been torn over its approach to the Chinese giant, which is a pioneer in 5G technology.
Offering super-fast wireless access, 5G mobile networks offer much greater data transfer speeds.
(ML and Reuters)
Top picture: 5G cell tower, Pixabay
Rapid antigen tests are being rolled out throughout the Principality, with results obtainable within 30 minutes.
The Grimaldi Forum has inaugurated its new Ravel Terrace, giving extra room to visitors in a beautiful open air setting and sea views that can’t be beat.
The Opera de Monte-Carlo is set to host Verdi’s I Due Foscari with legendary tenor Placido Domingo this weekend and a Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival broadcast.
The Municipal Council is considering plans to replace old buildings to the west of Monte-Carlo with more modern facades, replete with covered gardens at street level.