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World Sweden Bans Huawei, ZTE From New 5G Infrastructure

13:00  20 october  2020
13:00  20 october  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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(Bloomberg) -- Sweden has banned Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. from gaining access to its fifth-generation wireless network, adding to the increasing number of European governments forcing local telecom companies to shift away from Chinese suppliers.

The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority said in a statement Tuesday that the “influence of China’s one-party state over the country’s private sector brings with it strong incentives for privately owned companies to act in accordance with state goals and the communist party’s national strategies.”

It went on to say that the two Chinese technology giants must be blocked from existing infrastructure by January 2025.

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Chinese smartphone maker Huawei says the Australian government has banned it from providing 5 G technology for the country's wireless networks. It said fellow communications firm ZTE had also been banned , both reportedly because of national security concerns. "This is a extremely disappointing

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The U.S. has described Huawei as the “backbone” of surveillance efforts by the Chinese communist party, and is pressuring European governments to block the technology company from gaining access to 5G networks. The U.K. has already imposed an outright ban on Huawei’s 5G equipment, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel has so far hesitated to follow suit.

A spokesman for Huawei didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Huawei has previously denied being a security threat, and Chinese officials have labeled the bans by European governments as “gross interference.

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Finland’s Nokia Oyj and Sweden’s Ericsson AB have been the major beneficiaries of the ban on using Huawei equipment, with the two companies forming an effective duopoly on 5G gear. In the U.K., many carriers now need to swap out some of their Huawei 4G technology for Nokia and Ericsson equipment before installing 5G.

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If Huawei and ZTE had any business in the U.S., it's in big trouble now. Federal Communications Commission designated China’s 5 G giant Huawei and telecom equipment manufacture ZTE a “national security exploit network vulnerabilities and compromise our critical communications infrastructure .”

Such an order would primarily impact Huawei and ZTE — both Chinese companies, and two of the largest manufacturers of telecom equipment — and have a significant impact on the ongoing rollout of 5 G network infrastructure . Huawei and ZTE already face significant difficulties in the US market.

The hostility from the U.S. and its allies has damaged the meteoric rise of Huawei, China’s biggest tech firm, which has helped build 5G networks in more than 10 countries and was expected to do the same in another 20 this year. Customers have now begun to shift to other suppliers. Last month, Nokia extended its relationship with BT Group Plc to supply the British phone company with 5G gear.

ZTE, Huawei’s much smaller rival, almost collapsed after the U.S. Commerce Department banned it from buying American technology for three months in 2018. Both ZTE and Huawei are set to be shut out of India’s plans to roll out its 5G networks.

Tele2 AB, Sweden’s second largest telecom company, has used Huawei for its 4G equipment, and noted on its earnings call Tuesday that the Chinese company was “doing a great job” but they had planned for the possibility of a ban.

PTS granted access to new 5G installations to Hi3G Access, Net4Mobility, Telia Sverige and Teracom. The approval means the companies can participate in Sweden’s 3.5 GHz and 2.3 GHz auctions, which are key to its 5G build-out.

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Banning U.S. suppliers from working with Huawei could result in an estimated billion annual loss for these companies. The U.S. Cannot “Win” on 5 G Infrastructure . After recent border clashes with China, India is now considering excluding Huawei and ZTE from its 5 G telecom networks.

The United Kingdom has banned Huawei from its 5 G telecom network, reversing a January decision to allow the embattled Chinese tech company a limited role in building the country's super-fast wireless infrastructure .

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