Beijing Shuns Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), Nokia Oyj (NYSE: NOK) as the West Curbs Huawei

All 5G cellular equipment made by chinas Huawei Technologies were in the U.S. On the other hand, Beinjin, Chinas capital city has started restricting Telefonaktiebologet LM Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and Nokia Oyj (NYSE:NOK).

China Mobile has pulled out from purchasing equipment from non-Chinese suppliers, creating a barrier for ERIC and NOK.

In July, China Mobile Ltd., a government-owned wireless carrier, was awarded  5.4% of its latest 5G-equipment tenders to non-Chinese suppliers.

Previously on the global cellular equipment market

In 2020 the giant wireless carrier was awarded 11% of the 5G equipment tenders. China Mobile Ltd. has the most significant number of subscribers in the whole world. Sweden’s ERIC was the biggest loser which fell from 11% in 2020 to 1.9% this year 

In the tender,  which was about $6 billion, China Mobile gave 60.5% of the total value to Huawei, 31.2% to ZTE, and 2.8% to China’s Datang Telecom Group. NOK’s had the most significant foreign share of  3.5%.

And that means both NOK and ERIC will miss a lot on the world’s most growing  5G rollout this year. The Global cellular market has three equal segments, which comprise China, the U.S., and the rest of the world. The global cellular market is worth 35 billion.

Why has Beijing shunned ERIC and NOK?

China had previously threatened Sweden that it should uplift its ban for Huawei 5G. Failure of Sweden to encourage the ban, China will retaliate by banning ERIC and NOK. 

Swedish regulators had banned their wireless carriers from using Huawei’s 5G equipment in October. In addition to this, the Sweden regulators said that their operators of existing networks should remove Huawei’s 5G by 2025.

The regulators explained it to be a matter of national security. They added that their decision is because of assessments by their military and security service.

The Four companies which were approved to participate in the 3.5 GHz and 2.3 GHz auctions were also warned not to use Huawei’s 5G 

Sweden’s ban of Huawei’s 5G on October 20, 2020, explains why Beijing has shunned ERIC and NOK. A Chinese media outlet described this information.

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