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Nokia Outpace Huawei, Ericsson 5G Orders

Finnish-owned telco conglomerate, Nokia, has leveraged Huawei’s international scandal to surpass its global 5G orders, notching a total of 42 commercial deals.

According to ReutersHuawei has garnered ~40 commercial 5G orders, with Swedish-based Ericsson publicly announcing 19 contracts.

Since the end of March, Nokia claims to have averaged one major operator announcement a week.

The company affirms its outpaced other vendors, with 42 commercial 5G deals globally, and 22 with named customers including T-Mobile, Telia Company and Softbank.

Including these arrangements, 5G deals, trials and demos, Nokia claims to have gathered over 100 5G customer engagements to date.

Huawei has continued to deny allegations its 5G telco equipment poses national security risks, and links to the Chinese government, despite bans from several Western governments including Australia.


Nokia claims every 4G customer that has approached it about 5G, has appointed the company its preferred vendor – notching a higher share with such customers in 5G versus 4G.

We are delivering significant performance increases to operators and the power of Nokia’s end-to-end portfolio is being recognised,” asserts Nokia President and CEO, Rajeev Suri.

“In fact, in pretty much every network where Nokia products are deployed, we are the performance leader.”

“Here and now – at the beginning of one of the most radical technology transitions ever with 4G giving way to 5G – this is Nokia’s time to shine,” he adds.

Further information is available on Nokia’s Pressroom here.

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