China calls Ericsson to take part in 5G equipment test - report

Monday, 10. May 2021 16:02

Chinese mobile operators have invited Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson to partake in a 5G equipment test in the Asian country, which could be Sweden's final chance to rescind its ban on Huawei, the Global Times reported on Monday citing sources familiar with the matter.

"The invitation to Ericsson is just an 'interview opportunity' rather than a final call of 'hiring,' since the Chinese people won't tolerate any vicious deed against them," the source told the outlet, hinting at China's determination to continue its dealings with Ericsson on a basis of reciprocity.

In July 2020, a report claimed that Beijing could impose export control on Nokia Corporation and Ericsson's businesses in China, as an answer to a potential ban on Huawei by the European Union member states.

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