July 26, 2021

Seeking end to 5G ban, Huawei says ready to accept terms Sweden may set

By Supantha Mukherjee and Helena Soderpalm

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Huawei is willing to meet any requirement the Swedish government may set on 5G network equipment and take other measures to mitigate concerns, a senior executive said, after a ban in the country delayed spectrum auctions.

In a surprise move in October, Sweden’s telecom regulator PTS banned the use of equipment from China’s Huawei and ZTE by telecom operators taking part in the 5G auctions. Huawei won a court injunction and an appeal by PTS is pending.

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