China may punish Nokia and Ericsson if European Union bans Huawei

July 21, 2020

China is likely to retaliate against telecom network suppliers makers Nokia and Ericsson if the European Union bans Huawei Technologies from 5G networks, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The United Kingdom last week ordered telecom operators not to purchase 5G components from Huawei from the end of this year and remove all existing gear made by the Chinese telecoms giant from the 5G network by 2027.

Sweden’s Ericsson and Finland’s Nokia are among the most immediate beneficiaries of the U.S-led campaign against Huawei.

China’s Ministry of Commerce is looking into export controls that would prevent Nokia and Ericsson from sending telecom equipment products it makes in China to other countries, the Journal reported.


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