Telenor drops Huawei from Norway 5G plans

NORWEGIAN telecom operator Telenor today said it had picked Sweden’s Ericsson to build the country’s 5G network, dropping Chinese behemoth Huawei which had provided equipment for its current 4G network.

The decision came after a warning from Norway’s intelligence services that Huawei was too close to the Chinese government, echoing calls by the US for its allies to ban Huawei from future networks for fears that it may help Chinese espionage efforts.