Ericsson cleared as 5G provider in Romania

Ericsson cleared as 5G provider in Romania

Romania’s Supreme Council of National Defence (CSAT) has approved Ericsson as a supplier of 5G network equipment, two months after refusing to authorise Nokia as a 5G provider.

In February this year, CSAT denied Nokia authorisation to supply 5G equipment. The Finnish vendor has reportedly received no clarification on the Romanian government’s justification for this decision despite launching a legal challenge over the matter.

CSAT has approved a handful of smaller IT firms as 5G suppliers, including Starc4Sys, Concept Electronics and Compania de Paza, reports Romania Journal. added that the local unit of Juniper Networks was cleared as a 5G vendor on 1st April this year.

In April 2021, the Romanian government passed legislation that banned operators from using Chinese vendors including Huawei as equipment suppliers for 5G networks.

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