STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Nokia, the Finnish network equipment company, announced on Thursday that it has filed a court appeal against the Romanian government’s decision to bar it from selling 5G technology in the nation.

Last year, Romania’s centrist government enacted a measure backed by the US that essentially prevented China’s Huawei from participating in the country’s 5G network construction.

“We can confirm that we were informed by the Romanian government in February that we had been refused authorization to deliver 5G infrastructure equipment in Romania,” Nokia said in a statement.

“We have initiated legal actions in order to obtain urgent explanation on the basis for this decision.”

Nokia did not provide any further information.

A spokeswoman for the Romanian government could not be reached for comment immediately.

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