C114 Beijing time on the morning of February 1 (Jiang junmu) orange chose Nokia and Ericsson to deploy 5g networks in the French local market, because Huawei still faces equipment security review in Europe.
Orange explained in a statement that it had selected suppliers after months of testing, signing contracts with both suppliers to deliver a full range of products and services to support the deployment of 5G across France.
Cooperation with Nokia is mainly in the West and southeast of France, where the company has provided 2G, 3G and 4G wireless access networks.
Ericsson will deploy equipment in France and in the northeast and southwest, where it has operations.
Orange chief executive Fabian
The company is expected to launch a commercial 5G service in France this year, once the French regulator holds a spectrum auction in March.
In the week of orange's decision, Huawei attracted attention for its 5g business in the European mainland.
The British government allowed Huawei to continue to provide 5g network equipment for the country, but excluded it from the core network, and set a 35% share limit for wireless access network.
The European Commission also issued a series of guidelines to Member States on the security of 5g networks, which did not force Huawei to be banned, saying that it was up to governments to determine the role of the supplier.
End of 2019, then Orange chief executive Stephen