Sweden has banned China’s Technology brand Huawei and ZTE from the 5G network. Swedish regulators confirm this news.
Spectrum auctions are set to take place in the country next month. The Sweden Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) has set the conditions for approval taking into the decision to banned Huawei and ZTE 5G network.
The Swedish Armed Forces and the Sweden Security Service also agree with this decision, Reuters reported.
Under pressure from the United States, several European governments have examined the use of Chinese companies to build their own networks.
The U.S. government claims that Chinese companies pose a threat to security. Because Chinese institutions and citizens have to abide by a special law of China.
According to the law, the Chinese government can ask any technology company for data from other countries, and they will have to hand over the data to the government in response to that request.
The UK banned Huawei 5G network in July. The UK government has also decided to remove Huawei from all areas of the United Kingdom’s 5G network by 2026.
Huawei and ZTE did not immediately comment on Sweden’s sanctions.
The country’s Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) says every company participating in next month’s spectrum auction must remove parts from Huawei and ZTE. A deadline of January 1, 2025, has also been set for the removal of components from the existing central operations.
The existing central procedures refer to the regulators as the radio access network, the core network, the transmission network, and the components used in network management.