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Huawei Challenges Swedish 5G Ban In Court

 |  April 26, 2021

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has filed a case against Sweden’s telecom regulator after the company was banned from participating in 5G auctions in Sweden and telecom operators were ordered to remove the company’s technology before the end of 2024.

The case went before the country’s administrative court on Wednesday, April 21, giving Huawei and the Swedish telecom regulator the opportunity to present their arguments. However, the time of the verdict has not yet been announced.

The hearing is a chance to “deal with all the legal mistakes we believe have been made,” said Huawei’s executive vice-president Kenneth Fredriksen, Reuters reported.

Apparently, the Chinese giant continues to have support from Swedish company and main competitor Ericsson, which fears Huawei would strike back following the ban. Ericsson currently drives 8% of its revenue from the Chinese market.

The court hearing also appears to be important for China, as slightly Beijing-leaning newspaper, the South China Morning Post, published a feature on Thursday about Ericsson reaffirming its commitment to the Chinese market.