Sweden bans use of Huawei, ZTE equipment in 5G networks

Swedish regulators on Tuesday banned the use of telecom equipment from China’s Huawei and ZTE in its 5G network ahead of the spectrum auction scheduled for next month. The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) said here the setting of the licence conditions followed assessments by the Swedish Armed Forces and security service. European governments… Read More Sweden bans use of Huawei, ZTE equipment in 5G networks

Vodacom launches 5G mobile network services in South Africa

Mobile operator Vodacom Group said on Monday it had switched on Africa’s first live 5G mobile network in three cities in South Africa, with further rollouts planned in other parts of the country. Vodacom was recently assigned temporary additional spectrum by South Africa’s telecoms regulator for the duration of a national state of disaster to… Read More Vodacom launches 5G mobile network services in South Africa

Germany sets tougher security criteria for suppliers of telecoms network equipment

Germany set tougher criteria on Thursday for vendors supplying telecoms network equipment, stopping short of singling out China’s Huawei Technologies for special treatment and instead saying the same rules should apply to all vendors. The announcement follows months of debate over whether to side with the United States and some allies in barring Huawei, the… Read More Germany sets tougher security criteria for suppliers of telecoms network equipment

China furious over Australia ban of Huawei from supply of 5G network equipment

Australia has banned Chinese telecoms firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment for a 5G mobile network, citing risks of foreign interference and hacking which Beijing dismissed as an excuse to tilt the playing field against a Chinese firm. The move, following advice from security agencies, signals a hardening of Australia’s stance toward its… Read More China furious over Australia ban of Huawei from supply of 5G network equipment

Federal Communications Commission issues rules for 5G spectrum auction

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday issued rules for bidding on high-band spectrum that will be used to create the next generation of 5G wireless networks. The announcement follows statements by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in Barcelona, Spain in February, that he planned to hold an auction of spectrum in the 28 GHz band in… Read More Federal Communications Commission issues rules for 5G spectrum auction