PARIS (Reuters) - French telecoms operator Free, a subsidiary of Iliad ILD.PA, has not been authorised by the government to roll out mobile gear manufactured by China's Huawei [HWT.UL], contrary to local rivals Bouygues Telecom BOUY.PA and SFR ATCA.AS, its CEO said on Tuesday.
“This breach of equal treatment is problematic”, Thomas Reynaud told a press conference after Iliad published its first-half results.
He added Free was considering turning to Finland's Nokia NOKIA.HE for the deployment of its 5G network.
Reporting by Gwenaelle Barzic, Writing by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Mark Potter
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