In a statement Swedish telecoms operator Tele2 said, it will partner with Nokia for the deployment of its core 5G network in Sweden and in the Baltics. The new core infrastructure will support both 4G and 5G connectivity, thus allowing higher speeds with lower latencies in the network.
“We are proud to be expanding on our long-standing relationship with Tele2 as we move into the 5G era,” said Raghav Sahgal, President of Nokia Cloud and NetworkServices.
In October 2019, Sweden said it would ban China’s Huawei and ZTE from its 5G rollout citing security risks.
European countries have been tightening controls on Chinese companies building 5G networks following heightened security disclosures from Washington alleging that Huawei equipment could be used by Beijing for economic and military espionage purposes.
Huawei has repeatedly denied being a national security risk despite the fact that it is bound by law to comply with China’s 2017 National Intelligence Law.