Romania’s Supreme Council of National Defence (CSAT) has approved Ericsson as a supplier of 5G network equipment, two months after refusing to authorise Nokia as a 5G provider.
In February this year, CSAT denied Nokia authorisation to supply 5G equipment. The Finnish vendor has reportedly received no clarification on the Romanian government’s justification for this decision despite launching a legal challenge over the matter.
CSAT has approved a handful of smaller IT firms as 5G suppliers, including Starc4Sys, Concept Electronics and Compania de Paza, reports Romania Journal. Hotnews.ro added that the local unit of Juniper Networks was cleared as a 5G vendor on 1st April this year.
In April 2021, the Romanian government passed legislation that banned operators from using Chinese vendors including Huawei as equipment suppliers for 5G networks.