On January 19th local time, Sweden TV reported that the Swedish Telecommunications Regulatory Authority ( PTS) The 5G spectrum auction began on the 19th. Huawei and ZTE equipment are both excluded.
On January 15, Huawei suffered a setback in the Court of Appeal. The court’s ruling means that PTS’s ruling to exclude Huawei from the 5G market in Sweden applies until further notice, and that PTS can conduct 5G spectrum auctions.
Sweden was originally scheduled to start the 5G spectrum auction on November 10, 2020. On October 20, the Swedish Telecommunications Regulatory Authority announced additional conditions for operators to participate in the auction, excluding Huawei and ZTE equipment, and required existing The equipment will be removed before 2025.
On November 5, 2020, Huawei Sweden sent the auction additional conditions to SwedenStockholm The administrative court filed an appeal, and the court issued a temporary injunction on November 9 to stop additional conditions. The Swedish Telecommunications Regulatory Authority immediately decided to postpone the auction and appealed to the Court of Appeal against the temporary injunction on November 16.
Huawei responded to this as follows:
For Sweden 5G For the auction decision and additional conditions, Huawei and local telecom operators have initiated an appeal, and the case is being heard in the Stockholm Administrative Court. PTS ignored Huawei’s legal rights and restarted the auction regardless of legal uncertainty. Huawei expressed its opposition and regret.
Huawei believes that PTS did not consult Huawei as a stakeholder in its decision on 5G spectrum auctions. The process is not transparent and the results are discriminatory, which is obviously inappropriate. . 5G in Sweden will also face deployment delays and price increases due to improper decisions by regulatory agencies and huge legal uncertainties.
The development of information and communication technology (ICT) relies on deep globalization, based on unwarranted reasons, based on the country of origin, to exclude specific components and technologies, which is an impact on technology and industry Subversion and challenges of development trends do not conform to the interests of any participant, including Huawei. We still look forward to finding solutions that benefit all parties through open exchanges in Sweden.
Huawei will continue to safeguard its own legal rights and interests. We believe that the Swedish judicial system will make a fair ruling, requiring PTS to make a new decision and remove the discriminatory additional conditions against Huawei. (Headquarters reporter Hao Xiaoli)
(edited by Chen Zhuoran)