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Iliad's 'Free' service says not authorised to use Huawei gear

PARIS, Sept 3 (Reuters) - French telecoms operator Free, a subsidiary of Iliad, has not been authorised by the government to roll out mobile gear manufactured by China’s Huawei, contrary to local rivals Bouygues Telecom and SFR, 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 for the deployment of its 5G network. (Reporting by Gwenaelle Barzic, Writing by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Mark Potter)

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