Bouygues challenges French 5G network equipment law in court

2 Sep 2020

French telco Bouygues Telecom has filed an appeal against French legislation which requires operators to seek government approval for 5G network equipment, local newspaper L’Express writes. Bouygues reportedly filed the case with France’s Council of State (Conseil d’Etat), after previously calling for the government to provide compensation for operators forced to remove non-compliant equipment. The company revealed in August 2020 that it would have to replace around 3,000 antennas from Huawei in the coming years, as it is unlikely to receive approval for upgrades from the Chinese vendor under the new law.

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