Sweden halts 5G auction after court grants relief to Huawei

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By Supantha Mukherjee
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish telecoms regulator PTS on Monday halted 5G spectrum auctions after a court suspended parts of its decision that had excluded Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei [HWT.UL] from 5G networks.
Sweden last month followed the United Kingdom in banning Huawei equipment from its 5G network citing national security risks and asked companies taking part in 5G spectrum auctions to remove components from the company by Jan. 1, 2025.
Huawei last week appealed against the decision.
Certain parts of PTS’ decision prior to the upcoming 5G auctions will not apply until further notice, the Stockholm administrative court said in a decision which would allow Huawei’s involvement in Sweden’s impending 5G spectrum auction.
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