The recent huawei investment of 1.5 billion is “wasted”. The company’s investment in research centers in France has brought in about 9.3 billion yuan in 2018 alone. in December 2020, Huawei also announced that it would invest 1.5 billion yuan to build an overseas 5G equipment factory in France.
It is reported that this 5G equipment factory will mainly produce chipsets and motherboards for the European market, as well as some of the components needed for 4G and 5G base stations. When completed, it is expected to reach an annual economic output of 1 billion euros.
Last year, former U.S. President Donald Trump accused Huawei’s 5G equipment of being a security risk, and even lobbied some countries himself. These include countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. These countries have clearly indicated that they will ban Huawei’s communication equipment.
Relatively speaking, France is “euphemistic” a lot. France did not explicitly ban Huawei’s communication equipment, it very roundabout way to inform the operators in an informal way, let the operators to reject Huawei. In this way, the operators sang a “black face”, Huawei can not get orders, naturally left the field in disgrace.
Not only that, Huawei’s previous license for communications equipment was also “special care”. The French cybersecurity bureau granted Huawei a license for five years, while the same period to get the license Ericsson and Nokia available for eight years. Moreover, the cybersecurity agency also informed operators that Huawei’s license for communications equipment would not be renewed. Such a number of operations down, France announced the announcement to exclude Huawei communications equipment gap are not big.
Recently, France Telecom has made a new move. Bouygues Telecom announced that it will remove Huawei’s 3,000 antennas from densely populated areas in France by 2028. At the same Time, will also be Toulouse and Strasbourg and other cities Huawei antennas to remove.
Huawei has not responded to the French action, which was not expected.