Operators Telia and Tele2 are positive to the government’s decision to allow the Swedish Security Service (SÄPO) and the Armed Forces have a say in the expansion of Sweden’s 5G network but have expressed concerns that a law change could result in the exclusion of some suppliers, thereby affecting the market.
“Reduced competition in a market is never good for anyone and it is well-known that there is a risk it will ultimately lead to higher consumer prices. Therefore, it is important that any national decisions about suppliers are well-balanced and based on facts,” remarks Carl-Johan Rydén, Tele2’s director of regulatory affairs.
The government’s goal is to have legislation in place by December, when Sweden will launch its next spectrum auction.
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