COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Greenland has benefited from Sweden’s Ericsson with the chinese Huawei, for the supply of equipment for the fifth-generation (5G) telecommunications network, state telecoms operator Tele Greenland, said on Thursday.
FILE PHOTO: The Ericsson logo is visible on the Ericsson corporate headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, June 14, 2018. The photo was taken on the 14th of June, 2018. REUTERS/Olof Swahnberg/File Photo
The decision will be made in the United States of america has been pushing the allies to exclude Huawei on 5G offers, and after that a President Donald Trump, in August offered to buy Greenland from Denmark, as a part of a larger strategic plan for the Region.
“5G is coming to Europe, but no date has been set for this yet. We don’t see Huawei as a potential supplier of (Tele Greenland) 5G network,” Chief Executive Kristian Reinert Davidsen told the broadcaster KNR.
His remarks were confirmed to Reuters by Tele Greenland on Friday.
A Huawei spokesperson for the police in Denmark said the company was not aware of the plans for the 5G roll-out in Greenland.
“Huawei does not have a mobile network, and business in Greenland, and had no intention of taking part in 5G roll-out in Europe,” she said.
Tele Greenland, the decision was made after considering issues such as quality, price, and security in the broadest sense of the word,” the ” company, president of the Stine Bosse told Reuters.
Ericsson, which last week was acquired by norway’s Telenor, as the main technology provider for the country, 5G network, which is also included in Greenland’s 4G network.
“It’s hard to say which network is the best one,” Davidsen told KNR. “We think that Ericsson was the right choice for us, based on all the parameters. It was from a general point of view, and I can’t say if one is safer than the other.”
A spokeswoman for the Swedish company refused to comment on its plans for the future for the 5G roll-out in Europe, but it said ” Tele Greenland a “significant customer”), and that the current 4G network in Greenland is, on the basis of Ericsson’s 5G finished product.
The fear of high-tech espionage, and a fight with China over trade, the United States pushed the allies to Ascend high yield 5 g of more. Huawei has refused to accept any of the equipment that can be used as a spying tool.
Earlier this year, the privately-owned Danish telecoms operator TDC are also picked with Ericsson on Smartphone and for the 5G network. The TDC said it was a business decision, but it is not blind to some of the widespread concerns about Huawei and the security of your information.
Reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen; additional reporting by Nikolai Skydsgaard; Editing by Jason Neely and Mark Potter