Ericsson lobbies government over Huawei ban

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  • The CEO of Swedish telecom company Ericsson, Börje Ekholm, has been lobbying the government over the decision to ban Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE from the 5G-network over security concerns, reveals daily Dagens Nyheter.

  • Ekholm says the Swedish decision goes beyond the voluntary "toolbox" that the EU has defined to ensure cyber security.

  • "The way it looks at the moment, Sweden is a really bad country for Ericsson," Ekholm said in a text to the Minister for Foreign Trade.