Huawei is surprised and disappointed to learn about the license conditions for operators’ participation in the 3.5 GHz and 2.3 GHz auctions unveiled by the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS).
Huawei is a private commercial company 100% owned by its employees. There are no factual grounds to support any allegations of Huawei posing any security threat. We find the exclusion of Huawei simply based on groundless presumption, unfair and unacceptable.
During our 20 years of operation in Sweden, together with over three decades in 170+ countries and regions around the world, we have maintained a proven track record of zero major security incidents. Huawei is an important contributor, rather than a threat, to Swedish ICT. Huawei has never caused even the slightest threat to Swedish cyber security and never will. Excluding Huawei will not make Swedish 5G networks any more secure. Rather, competition and innovation will be severely hindered.
We will assess carefully the impact imposed by PTS’s decision. In the meantime, we hope that the Swedish government will re-evaluate the decision in the spirit of fair and open markets, which it has always upheld. We will explore the possibilities of further communications with relevant authorities and remain committed to serving customers and contributing to society locally.