On November 9, local time, Swedish TV reported that the Stockholm Administrative Court issued a temporary injunction on the 9th, suspending the Swedish Post and Telecommunications Administration (PTS) on October 20 to restrict Huawei’s additional clauses in the 5G spectrum auction.
The administrative court stated that as this decision has an impact on Huawei’s rights and interests, Huawei has the right to appeal the decision. The Administrative Court further pointed out that due to the unclear outcome of the current case, it decided to issue a temporary injunction to suspend the applicable part of the spectrum auction decision regarding Huawei.
On October 20, the Swedish Postal and Telecommunications Administration (PTS) issued 5G spectrum bidding conditions, stating that telecom operators cannot use Huawei’s products. Huawei filed an appeal against PTS’s decision on November 6, including applying for a temporary injunction.
The administrative court announced a temporary injunction, but it has not yet made a judgment on Huawei’s substantive statement.
The Swedish Postal and Telecommunications Administration issued an announcement on the 9th that the spectrum auction that was originally held on the 10th will be postponed. The administrative court’s ruling will be analyzed and the possibility of the auction as soon as possible will be examined.
Many Swedish telecommunications companies have cooperated with Huawei in their 4G and 5G networks. If Huawei equipment is not used, it may bring huge additional costs and cause significant delays in 5G deployment.