Telenor picks Ericsson for 5G, abandoning Huawei

Telenor has picked Sweden's Ericsson as the key generation provider for its fifth-generation (5G) telecoms network in Norway, it said, gradually removing China's Huawei after a decade of collaboration over 4G.

Fearing high-tech espionage, and combating with China over trade, the USA has pushed NATO allies such as Norway to exclude Huawei from moneymaking 5G deals, and Norwegian security offerings also warned towards the firm.


The 5G era is here. This will be the only generation that will maximum rework our society in the next decade," Telenor Chief Executive Sigve Brekke tweeted as he announced that Ericsson will construct the 5G radio get entry to network (RAN).


He same Telenor had distributed AN "extensive" security analysis furthermore as considering factors like technical quality, innovation and improvement of the network.


"Based on the great and holistic analysiswe've determined to introduce a replacement partner for this necessary technology shift in Kingdom of Norway," he added.


spokesperson for Ericsson aforesaid the corporate was "very proud" to be chosen as a partner by Telenor however declined to comment more.


Huawei has rejected claims that its 5G networks can be used as spy tools, and China has suspect Washington of victimisation security arguments to more politicize a conflict that's essentially concerning trade.



State-controlled Telenor is Norway's biggest telecoms supplier, and is active within the remainder of the Nordic region yet as 5 Asian countries, serving some 183 million customers.

The use of Huawei network parts in Scandinavian nation are going to be phased out over a 4-5 year modernization amount, the pinnacle of Telenor Scandinavian nation, Petter-Boerre Furberg, told Reuters.



Norway's Pacific Time security police has aforesaid solely firms from nations with that Scandinavian nation has shut security cooperation ought to be allowed to produce 5G technology. Scandinavian nation has such cooperation with neighbours Sweden and Suomihowever not with China.

Two smaller companies, Ice and Telia, have picked Nokia and Ericsson severally for his or her Norwegian 5G networks.

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