Nokia is leading a group of companies and universities in a European Union funded wireless project called Hexa-X to help jump-start a new generation of mobile technology that’s already being called 6G.
The UK will ban the installation of 5G equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies by the end of next September.
The Chinese foreign ministry warned Sweden that it should revoke its ban on Huawei Technologies to avoid hurting prospects for Swedish companies.
The US ban on Huawei Technologies was supposed to hand leadership of the lucrative market for wireless base stations to Ericsson and Nokia. It’s not working out that way.
Ericsson has agreed to buy Cradlepoint in a $1.1-billion deal, the Swedish telecommunications gear maker said on Friday, as part of plans to expand its 5G-related products for business customers.
With its $6.6-billion contract win with Verizon Communications, Samsung Electronics has reinforced its position as a challenger to the dominance of Nokia and its Nordic rival, Ericsson
Samsung Electronics has won a $6.6-billion order to provide 5G wireless solutions to Verizon Communications in the US, a big win for the electronics giant’s networking gear business.
China is said to be considering retaliating against Nokia and Ericsson if the European Union follows the US and Britain in banning Huawei Technologies from 5G networks, according to a report.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government will ban Huawei from Britain’s 5G network by ordering operators to remove its equipment by 2027.
Finland’s Nokia on Tuesday became the first major telecoms equipment maker to commit to adding open interfaces in its products that will allow operators to build networks that are not tied to a vendor.