Nokia clinches 5G deal with BT to replace Huawei in EE network

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Nokia clinches 5G deal with BT to replace Huawei in EE network

By Leo Kelion
Know-how desk editor

Nokia is about to grow to be a serious beneficiary of Huawei being blocked from the UK’s 5G networks.

The Finnish telecoms agency has struck a deal to grow to be the biggest tools supplier to BT.

Nokia will now present extra base stations and antennas to let EE prospects’ gadgets make calls and transmit knowledge through the UK agency’s 5G “radio entry community”.

The deal may also see Nokia change Huawei in BT’s 2G and 4G networks.

BT has already used Nokia’s telecoms infrastructure tools in London, the Midlands and a few rural places, however this can lengthen their partnership throughout the UK.

The UK authorities

announced in July that all the UK’s mobile providers were being banned from buying new Huawei 5G equipment after 31 December, and should additionally take away all of the Chinese language agency’s 5G package from their networks by 2027.

The choice, which was taken on nationwide safety grounds, successfully ended a powerful relationship between BT and Huawei that dated again to 2005.

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Associated Subjects

  • Cyber-security

  • 5G
  • Huawei
  • Nokia

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