Huawei’s exclusion decision will be appealed by the Swedish telecoms regulator
Swedish telecoms regulator PTS will appeal a court decision against its plan to exclude Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei from its 5G networks.
PTS on Monday arrested 5G spectrum auctions after a court suspended parts of its earlier decision, in which it followed Britain into banning Huawei team of 5G networks, citing national security risks.
The Chinese company had appealed against PTS’s decision to exclude it, saying it wanted a court to verify whether it had been made in accordance with the law.
“PTS will appeal the administrative court’s decision on inhibition to the next instance,” the regulator said in a statement on Friday.
Auctions were originally expected to start this week and would have benefited Nokia and Ericsson as PTS had asked participating companies to remove Huawei and ZTE equipment of your infrastructure.
PTS said in Friday’s statement that it would await a decision from the administrative appeals court to decide how to proceed with the auctions.
Huawei saying Reuters on Monday said it had no plans for further legal action and was looking forward to having a constructive dialogue with the Swedish authorities.
Certain parts of PTS’s decision ahead of upcoming 5G auctions will not apply until further notice, the Stockholm administrative court said in a decision that would allow Huawei’s participation in Sweden’s impending 5G spectrum auction.
Huawei has no plans for further legal action at this time and is looking forward to having a constructive dialogue with the Swedish authorities, Kenneth Fredriksen, Huawei’s executive vice president for Central and Eastern Europe and the Nordic Region, told Reuters.
“We are ready to fully cooperate in terms of any future requirements that they may put in as a 5G equipment provider that will allow us to be a certified provider,” he said.