Sweden bans China’s Huawei and ZTE from 5G network

On Tuesday, in a significant development, Swedish regulators have banned China’s Huawei and ZTE from developing its 5G network ahead of the launch of its spectrum auction, scheduled for next month. The decision by the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) follows assessments by the by the Swedish Armed Forces and security service. Following widespread concerns,…

Canada’s Telus Corp scheduled to launch 5G services with Huawei: Telus Corp’s CFO

In a statement by Canadian telecom operator Telus Corp’s Chief Financial Officer Doug French, the telecom operator is scheduled to roll out 5G services with the help of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s equipment. “It’s important for us to launch our network when the time is right…” said French in a statement while adding the company…

Vodafone found security vulnerabilities in Huawei equipment in 2011 & 2012

While software vulnerabilities are a common occurrence and Huawei was quick to patch them, what the Chinese telecom equipment maker keeps side stepping is the fact that it cannot avoid being a vehicle for Chinese intelligence since it has to comply to China’s 2017 cybersecurity law. On Tuesday, Europe’s biggest telecom group Vodafone stated, it…

Deutsche Telekom and Orange to exclude Huawei from building their 5G networks

Huawei equipment has a price advantage: sourcing from non-Chinese sources is likely to drive up costs. Security comes at a price. In a significant development, China’s Huawei is facing fresh headwinds in Europe following an announcement by Deutsche Telekom that it would review its vendor strategy; Orange has also stated it would not use its…

SoftBank to replace Huawei’s 4G network equipment with Nokia and Ericsson equivalent

SoftBank will also source its 5G network equipment from Nokia and Ericsson rather than from Huawei: Nikkei In a significant development, Japan’s Nikkei has reported without citing sources, SoftBank Group Corp plans on replacing 4G network equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd with equivalent hardware from Nokia and Ericsson. Further, for its 5G network,…

New Zealand bans usage of Huawei’s equipment for 5G network

The Government Communications Security Bureau has effectively banned Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s 5G equipment from New Zealand citing significant risks to national security. On Wednesday, Spark New Zealand stated, the Government Communications Security Bureau has declined its proposal to use Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s 5G equipment citing significant risks to national security. This decision effectively…