The Belgian subsidiary of Orange and the operator Proximus, in which the Belgian state is the majority shareholder, are under strong political pressure to turn away from the Chinese supplier in favor of its Finnish rival because of the accusations against alleged links between Huawei and Chinese intelligence services, the sources added.
Orange Belgium and Proximus, which have forged partnerships with Huawei to deploy their mobile telephone networks, concluded an agreement last year to share these networks.
(Mathieu Rosemain; French version Henri-Pierre André)
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