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Telenor said Huawei will continue to play its part in the roll-out, 5G

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Telenor’s (TEL.E) are repeated on the Sunday, and Huawei could be involved in the construction of Norway’s 5G network, along with Ericsson (ERICb.The ST is one of the several companies, in order to continue to work with the Chinese company, in spite of AMERICAN pressure.

FILE PHOTO: Telenor’s logo is in the center of Belgrade, Serbia, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Marko Djurica/File Photo

Still, on Friday, the head of Telenor Norway, Petter-Boerre Furberg told Reuters that the operator would gradually phase out the use of Huawei network components, in Norway, over a 4-5-year modernization period.

Huawei is one of increased official scrutiny in Europe is in the midst of the U.S. allegations that it poses a threat to the safety and security. The company rejects the charges.

Huawei, with which Telenor has been cooperating for more than a decade, and on 4G, it will continue to play a role in the modernization of the infrastructure, Hanne Knudsen, Telenor vice president for communications, told Reuters.

“Ericsson has introduced a new vendor for 5G RAN for it, but we’re also working with a Smartphone, both for the maintenance of the 4G network, and they will also get an upgrade to 5G of coverage in some areas of Norway,” Knudsen said in response to a written request.

“Huawei has supplied the hardware for the RAN, but not towards the core network. If they can build up to 5G in some areas, the process of modernisation, it also WAS not a priority,” she said.

Telenor, a Finnish-owned subsidiary, DNA also makes use of the Smartphone as a variety of third-party suppliers for 5G RAN, Knudsen said.

RAN, radio access network, referred to as the radio and the antenna to connect to smart phones for the mobile network, and the bulk of the cost of a new network. It’s not the point.

Huawei said it welcomed the competition in the 5G, and was looking forward to the continuation of the partnership with Telenor.

Telenor is the use of the Finnish company, Nokia, NOKIA.HE and Ericsson will build the core network.

Last week, Telefonica Deutschland (germany) (O2Dn.DE plucked, Nokia, and Huawei for the construction of 5G network.

Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; additional reporting by Victoria Klesty in Oslo; editing by Jason Neely and Louise Heavens

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