Huawei Technologies appeals against 5G network ban in Sweden

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Huawei has appealed against Sweden’s decision to exclude the Chinese telecoms equipment maker from 5G systems, the Swedish telecoms regulator PTS has stated.

“What happens now is we will send the appeal to the administrative court of Stockholm. After that, they will handle this case,” a PTS spokesman said.

Sweden last month prohibited Huawei and its peer ZTE from the 5G network, linking other European countries that have limited the role of Chinese suppliers on safety reasons.

“We think the decision that has been taken is not good for customers nor for Sweden in general,” Kenneth Fredriksen, Huawei’s Executive Vice President, Central East Europe and Nordic Region, told journalists at our partner news agency Reuters.

“We therefore want a Swedish court to look at if the decision has been taken through a proper process and according to the law.”

European governments have been tightening controls on Chinese firms building 5G networks after diplomatic pressure from Washington, which alleges Huawei equipment might be used by Beijing for spying. Huawei has repeatedly denied being a national security threat.

PTS has given firms getting involved in 5G spectrum auctions before January the 1st, 2025 to remove Huawei and ZTE gear from their current infrastructure and core functions.

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The auctions are expected to begin next week, and to benefit Huawei’s Nordic competitions, Nokia and Ericsson.

The team at Platform Executive hope you have enjoyed the ‘Huawei Technologies appeals against 5G network ban in Sweden‘ article. Initial reporting via our official content partners at Thomson Reuters. Reporting by Helena Soderpalm and Supantha Mukherjee. Editing by Niklas Pollard and Mark Potter.

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