Sweden bans Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks


Staff member
Jan 8, 2011
This week, it was Sweden who chose to restrict Huawei and ZTE from its 5G network, citing advice from the Swedish Armed Forces and the Swedish Security Service.

"New installations and new implementation of central functions for the radio use in the frequency bands must not be carried out with products from the suppliers Huawei or ZTE," the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority stated, adding, "If existing infrastructure for central functions is to be used to provide services in the concerned frequency bands, products from Huawei and ZTE must be phased out 1 January 2025 at the latest."


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Malware Hunter
Jul 27, 2015
Without going into a pure political debate, if one followed the internal news in Sweden, this was not any sort of surprise. Sweden and China have had a long time beef and many times sadly behaved like small children. But what made me personal lift an eyebrow, was when the Post and Telecom Authority in the news/live yesterday state this decision had nothing to do with the technology, but everything with the country China. Apparently that is one of the main rules they can use against any outside company. Fair enough, but it also went straight against what the Swedish Security service and Armed forces said. Nothing Huawei can do about it anyway, but Sweden should probably not be surprised if it gets hit by restrictions in one way or the other.

The removal of Huawei within a few year I can guess will be a similar issue UK have. Not easy as just snap ones fingers as they are deeply rooted into both 3G and 4G.