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Nokia announced today that it has signed deals worth two billion euros with a number of Chinese telecom providers. This is equipment that must ensure that the providers are ready for the transition to 5G. Nokia’s equipment and services are designed to improve the speed, capacity and reliability of mobile and fixed networks.

Nokia signed the deals with China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom. Within the agreements, the company will provide the necessary equipment for the implementation of 5G technology by the end of 2019. With this, Nokia’s strategy of fully focusing on the roll-out of its 5G techniques seems to be succeeding.

The appointments

Nokia will provide China Mobile with radio access, core, IP routing and optical transport, passive optical networks, SDN, network management and other services. For China Telecom, Nokia improves that company’s Chinese 4G LTE network by providing it with new LTE radio access, routers and other solutions. In addition, the two companies will increase cooperation around 5G and accelerate China’s 5G progress.

Finally, China Unicom and Nokia are rolling out FDD-LTE radio access equipment together across China. In addition, there are other related techniques that should ensure that the network quality and capacity improve. China Unicom wants more customers to switch to 4G. At the same time, the company hopes to investigate the roll-out of IOT services and evolution towards 5G, as well as the use of artificial intelligence in networks.

Betting on 5G

Nokia announced in October that it is making significant progress in spreading its 5G mobile radio products. Our early progress around 5G is extremely strong. We continue to increase our investments in this crucial technology and the fact that we are able to close so many new deals shows that we are in a good competitive position, said CEO Rajeev Suri in October.

Just last week, Nokia announced that it had conducted successful 5G interoperability trials with Alef Mobitech, Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, HP, Huawei and an unknown but leading telecom provider. As a result, the company is investing heavily in the development of 5G technology and received a loan of half a billion euros from the European Investment Bank for that purpose just last September.

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