Huawei has not been ruled out
Selecting the supplier for the upcoming 5G network in the Faroes is purely a commercial decision, says Nema CEO Gudny Langgaard.
This means that Huawei has not yet been dismissed as a potential equipment supplier for the firm.
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Langgaard’s clarification comes after foreign minister Jenis av Rana yesterday told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that “our telecoms providers have more or less decided not to work with Huawei”.
Føroya Tele, the other major telecoms firm in the country, has decided against using Huawei as a supplier out of practical concerns rather than as a matter of national security, according to Føroya Tele CEO Jan Ziskasen.
Translated by prosa.fo