Monaco rolls out Huawei-built 5G network

10 Jul 2019

Monaco Telecom has switched on a 5G mobile network based on technology supplied by Chinese vendor Huawei, reports France 24. It follows the signing of an agreement between Monaco Telecom and Huawei last September to make the principality the first country in Europe to be fully covered by 5G.

As previously reported by TeleGeography, Monaco Telecom’s CEO Martin Peronnet has defended the decision to work with the Chinese supplier, despite the US government’s concerns over potential security risks. Speaking last month, he stressed that the company was working with the principality’s digital security agency to implement all necessary measures and ‘systematically isolate’ each component within the network.

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