Singapore telecom companies chose Nokia and Ericsson over Huawei

singapore telecom firms shifted boycotts huawei

Singapore is following stringent rules; all the leading network operators have decided to boycott China’s services. For instance, a leading network operator in Singapore striked a deal with Nokia and Ericsson instead of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to build the fifth-generation (5G) networks in the city-state, according to Reuters.

This move is made with the rising tension between the US and China, this led to China approaching its allies to eliminate China’s Huawei from their networks on security grounds. Telcos is free to choose their network vendors but they should meet a set of requirements, importantly, security.

Partnership of MI and StarHub is awarded one of the city-state’s 5G licences, as it chose Nokia to build its radio access network. In a separate statement, 5G licensee Singapore Telecommunications said that it picked Sweden’s Ericsson to negotiate the provision of ran, core, and mmWave networks.

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