Huawei sues Romania after being denied authorization for 5G infrastructure – Romania-Insider.com

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Huawei sues Romania after being denied authorization for 5G infrastructure – Romania-Insider.com

Huawei sued the Romanian state after its request for authorization for 5G infrastructure equipment was rejected.

In February this year, Romania’s Supreme Council of National Defense, or CSAT, refused Huawei to participate in Romania’s 5G networks. In retaliation, the company has now taken legal action against CSAT, the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitalization and the Romanian Prime Minister, demanding that this decision be overturned.

According to a decision signed by Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu, the request for authorization to use Huawei equipment in 5G networks was rejected for reasons related to national security, as reported by Hotnews.ro.

At the time, the company claimed that “its equipment and services are secure and reliable, and its technical solutions are also verified and certified to meet all telecommunications industry standards and requirements.” It also said the CSAT decision would impact its operations in Romania. Nevertheless, it affirmed that “with its 1,300 local employees, it will continue to serve Romanian society with secure and reliable solutions, develop ICT talents and promote employment”, while reserving the right to contest this decision.

In late August 2023, Huawei, facing restrictions in European 5G technology markets, announced that it had signed a global cross-licensing agreement with Swedish rival Ericsson, which covers long-term essential patents for a wide range of technologies, including those related to 5G communication.

According to a press release sent last year to Startupcafe.ro, the Huawei-Ericsson agreement covers the companies’ sales of network infrastructure and consumer devices, granting both parties global access to mutually patented standardized technologies regarding 3GPP, ITU, IEEE and IETF for 3G, 4G and 5G Technologies.

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