Singapore chooses Nokia, Ericcson over Huawei to build core 5G networks
Singapore’s top telecom providers reportedly selected Europe-Ericsson and Nokia over Huawei to develop the city’s main 5G network, joining a growing list of countries that have built next-generation wireless networks Has limited the role of Chinese telecommunications.
Singapore Telecom, the nation’s largest telecom, chose to use the devices from Ericsson in Sweden, while the StarHub-M1 joint venture raised Finland’s Nokia, when Singapore announced a city-state 5G rollout Finalized the telecom for Meanwhile, as Bloomberg reports, Huawei continues to operate as a provider for TPG Telecom’s small network systems.
Following the announcement, several countries, including the UK and Canada, reduced or eliminated Huawei’s role in developing a 5G network amid pressure from the US to exclude Chinese telecommunications on national security grounds.
But Singapore’s Minister of Communications and Information.S. Ishwaran insisted that he “did not exclude any vendor” in an interview with Bloomberg on Thursday. “You have a diversity of vendors involved in different aspects of the world’s 5G system.”
Huawei declined to comment.
Singapore left telecommunications providers to choose their network vendors, provided that they met certain criteria that included security and performance. The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) said on Wednesday that the telecom companies won 5G licenses in April, but included completing their required frequency spectrum lots, vendor partners and other technical and legal matters to complete the necessary regulatory processes. .
The US has long alleged that Huawei has a strong relationship with the Chinese government and that the company’s equipment could be used to spy on other countries and companies. Huawei has repeatedly denied this.
Singapore is set to launch its 5G service early next year, with plans to cover the entire city-state by 2025. 5G is the next generation of wireless networks that are rolling out worldwide. It lives in several major US cities as well as China, South Korea and parts of the UK. New technology sets it up to make downloads and uploads ultrafast, but it’s also ready to power everything from self-driving cars to augmented augmented reality experiences.