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Excludes: France, so that a number of Huawei gear in the 5G network resources

With a smartphone, using the Smartphone and the 5G network, the logo can be seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration, image, January 29, by the year 2020. REUTERS/dado Ruvic/Illustration

PARIS (Reuters) – France will grant permission for the use of some of Huawei equipment in the roll-out of the 5G network, two sources close to the matter told Reuters, in spite of US calls for the exclusion of the Chinese telecoms giant in the West, to the next generation of communications.

The French cybersecurity agency, ANSSI, and to tell mobile operators which they can use to deploy their 5G network in France, but has not made public any decision.

The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the ANSSI has decided to adopt the use of Huawei gear, but for what they described as an important part of the network, as these types of less significant risks.

“They don’t want to ban Huawei, but the principle is this: it is the core mobile network,” one of the sources said.

A spokeswoman for ANSSI declined to comment.

Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain and Gwenaelle Barzic; Editing by Christian Lowe

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