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Apple supplier Pegatron teams with Microsoft for 5G network push

Taiwanese iPhone assembler seeks new growth amid a maturing smartphone market

Pegatron and Microsoft have teamed up to develop 5G private networks for use in emergencies. (Source photos by AP and Reuters)

TAIPEI -- Key iPhone supplier Pegatron is teaming up with Microsoft to push into 5G private networks, joining a growing number of companies looking to challenge traditional telecom infrastructure players like Huawei Technologies.

Pegatron, the second-biggest iPhone assembler after Foxconn, has been quietly betting on nascent 5G telecom technologies since late 2019, Nikkei Asia has learned, as it looks beyond Apple amid a slowing smartphone market.

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