Orange and Proximus have chosen Nokia to build their FiveG network in Belgium. The two companies have dropped Huawei in response to US pressure to exclude Chinese companies from buying telecom equipment. News Reuters.
The incident came just months after pressure was exerted on Europe from Washington. The Trump administration has been urging allies, including the European Commission, to exclude Huawei from building next-generation networks. The United States has accused Huawei of spying on the Chinese government.
The executive and parliamentary home of the NATO Alliance and the European Union in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. As a result, the space for the U.S. intelligence agency is sensitive to the United States.
Belgium is 100% dependent on Chinese vendors for their radio networks. NATO and EU workers make their mobile calls through this network. So the issue is of great concern to Denmark’s telecom consultant John Strand.