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Huawei wins stay against exclusion from Sweden 5G

November 11, 2020 00:00:00

STOCKHOLM, Nov 10 (AFP): A Swedish court has suspended a decision banning Huawei equipment from the country's 5G network while it considers the merits of the case against the Chinese telecoms giant.

The ruling by the Stockholm administrative court forced the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) to announce late Monday that it would postpone an auction of 5G network frequencies that was due to have taken place on Tuesday.

Huawei contests its ban as a security risk, claiming that it "lacks legal basis, violates fundamental human rights, violates fundamental EU legal principles... and is incorrect in substance".

PTS has said that its October 20 ban, which also affects Chinese company ZTE, is in line with new legislation "to ensure that the use of radio equipment in these (5G network) bands does not cause harm to Sweden's security."

The court ordered the PTS to submit its arguments so it could decide on the merits of the case.

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