Huawei Lost to Nokia and Ericsson

Huawei Lost to Nokia and Ericsson to Build Singapore’s main 5G Networks


Huawei Lost to Nokia and Ericsson to Build Singapore’s main 5G networks. Chinese telecommunications equipment giant, Huawei has really lost out to Nokia and also to Ericsson in building the main 5G networks of Singapore. Thereby, making China’s Huawei Technologies Company have less important contracts in the city-state.

Huawei Lost to Nokia and Ericsson

Although, both M1 and Starhub said that other firms, not excluding China’s Huawei can involve in the project.

Huawei only had a contract to be a provider for the smaller and local network system. Being operated by a more minor player known as TPG Telecom.

Singapore Telecommunications Limited picked Ericsson while StarHub Limited chose Nokia to build its main 5G network in Singapore. Just after the city-state finally approved the launch of the nationwide 5G coverage in the country on Wednesday.

The 5G network is the fifth generation of high-speed mobile internet. This helps in providing faster data speeds and also more bandwidth to carry growing levels of web traffic.

However, Huawei has denied the allegation placed on them of stealing American trade secrets as well as helping China’s espionage efforts.

Together with Washington pushing countries to close down the company from involving in their next-generation networks. Huawei denied ties with the Chinese government.

Huawei Lost to Nokia | No vendor exclusion.

The Minister for Communications and Information, “S. Iswaran” said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Haslinda Amin on Thursday that they never explicitly excluded any vendor.


“You have a diversity of vendors involved in different aspects of the 5G system and that is in fact a positive outcome from our perspective”. He mentioned.

Ericsson and Nokia – Security and Resilience.

Iswaran also explained further that the resilience and security of the infrastructure of Singapore’s 5G was a major reason in the city-state ‘s selection process. The technology would give more data, faster throughput, lower latency, and greater device density.

The country’s largest telco operator, Singtel, said on Wednesday that it chose Ericsson to begin a period of negotiation. So as to provide the 5G SA Core, RAN as well as the mmWave network. Just with a view to finalizing the contractual terms as early as they can.

StarHub, which received spectrum rights together with M1, stated that preferred 5G technology partner. And subject to final contract is Nokia for the 5G radio access network. StarHub’s 5G core and mmWave networks also prefer Nokia as their technology supplier. Though, the Singapore company is exploring some other network elements with technology suppliers. Including Huawei Technologies Co., ZTE Corp, as well as Nokia.

TPG Telecom also mentioned that it is an active member of the Telecom Infra Project. And he “will leverage the extension OpenRAN vendor community together with Huawei’s advanced network equipment” in order to implement the 5G services.

Singapore’s 5G Network.

Singtel and the StarHub-M1 group made plans to build a standalone 5G network which will commence on January, next year.

The main aim of the country is to have 5G coverage for at least half of the nation in 2022 ending and also the entire island by 2025. Singapore also sets up to join other countries in the region area. Including China and South Korea that have begun offering commercial 5G services.

The release of the 5G service was already coming out. Not until when preventing measures to prevent and stop the coronavirus pushed so many people to stay indoors.

U.S. and China.


The U.S. administration has stopped Huawei from its market for telecom equipment so as to curb its presence in 5G. For trying to steal from the American trade secret.