Original title: Huawei will still participate in the construction of 5g network in Norway, but it does not involve the core network
According to Reuters, the multinational telecom operator Telenor on Sunday reiterated that Huawei and Ericsson will participate in the construction of Norway's 5g network. So far, Telenor has become one of several companies that continue to cooperate with Huawei in spite of the pressure from the United States.
However, Petter boerre Furberg, Telenor's head of Norwegian operations, told Reuters on Friday that the company would phase out Huawei's network components in Norway's telecom network during a four to five-year upgrade.
Hanne Knudsen, Telenor's vice president for communications, told Reuters Huawei would continue to play a role in the company's infrastructure upgrade. In the era of 4G network, Telenor has cooperated with Huawei for 10 years.
In response to a written question from Reuters, Knudsen said: "Ericsson has been introduced by the company as a new 5g wireless access network (RAN) supplier, but we will also cooperate with Huawei to maintain the existing 4G network and upgrade the 4G network to 5g network in some areas such as Norway. '
"Huawei has provided hardware for 4G wireless access networks, but not for core networks," she said. When they will participate in the construction of 5g network in some areas, they will also provide the hardware of wireless access network, not the hardware of core network. '
DNA, a Finnish subsidiary of Telenor, also listed Huawei as one of several suppliers of 5g wireless access networks, Knudsen said.
Wireless access network (RAN) connects smart phones to mobile networks, accounting for the majority of 5g network costs. But it's not the core of a 5g network.
Huawei said it welcomed the competition in 5g and looked forward to continuing cooperation with Telenor.
Telenor is building its core network with Nokia and Ericsson devices. Last week, Huawei announced its choice of 5g telecom equipment and German network construction.