Orange and the Belgian telecommunications operator Proximus are in the process of gradually replacing their Huawei equipment with Nokia brand equipment in Belgium and Luxembourg as part of the 5G deployment, we learned from sources familiar with the matter. .
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 equipment manufacturer in favor of its Finnish rival because of the accusations on the links alleged between Huawei and the Chinese intelligence services, added these sources.
Orange Belgium and Proximus, which have entered into partnerships with Huawei to deploy their mobile telephone networks, concluded an agreement last year to share these networks.
(Mathieu Rosemain; French version Henri-Pierre Andr)