Sweden bans Huawei and ZTE from implementing 5G networks in the country – Sweden has joined the United States and some other European countries to protect the security and privacy of their country, as they are taking no time to ban Huawei and ZTE from expanding their 5G infrastructure. Tuesday the US promised to give Brazil $1 billion financing credit for not using Huawei’s 5g network.
Why are Huawei and ZTE being banned
Huawei has degraded its reputation in the industry in recent years due to numerous claims made by other technology companies for critical reasons, such as theft of confidential data, espionage, and other suspicious activities.
This led the company to be completely banned from the United States and even more, Google withdrew its services from Huawei smartphones. In addition, the Chinese origin of these two companies has, unsurprisingly, become a major disadvantage due to privacy concerns.
What led Sweden to take this step
As in all countries, security and privacy are some of the most important factors when making any decision. The Swedish Armed Forces and the security service have instructed the country’s telecommunications authority to stop using Chinese equipment due to national security issues.
Without thinking further, Sweden declared that no telecommunications products from Huawei or ZTE will be used for a wide range of network operations. The entire process of eliminating Chinese network equipment is expected to be completed by 2025.
In addition, the UK already had Huawei on its banned list and intended to eliminate its 5G components by 2027. Although, they have now approached the deadline even closer, that is, 2025.
What does Huawei have to say about this step in Sweden
Huawei totally refuses to accept any of these claims in relation to any security threat. According to Huawei, the ban is absolutely unfounded and the decision is fully criticized. To defend its own country’s companies, China retaliates against Sweden saying that this move could affect its economic ties if they do not back down.
In conclusion, for any country, national security is a crucial issue that cannot be neglected at any cost. After many security claims against Huawei and other Chinese companies, it is a wise decision for several countries to stay on the safe side, as these companies can breach their national security systems.