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Singapore picks Ericsson and Nokia over Huawei for 5G networks

Singtel and StarHub prefer European tech to Chinese for the main equipment

Singapore Telecommunications and other Singaporean telecom companies chose Ericsson and Nokia as their primary suppliers for their 5G networks.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Singapore's three biggest telecommunication companies announced that they have chosen Sweden's Ericsson and Finland's Nokia as the main equipment suppliers for their 5G networks, mostly leaving China's Huawei Technologies out in the cold.

Singapore's biggest telecom operator, Singapore Telecommunications will use Ericsson equipment, while the StarHub-M1 consortium has opted for Nokia gear. Singapore's government officially granted 5G operating licenses to the telecom companies on Wednesday.

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