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Huawei replaces Ericsson in KPN, but has to share NZ spoils with Nokia

New Zealand mobile operator Spark has pulled back from plans to use Huawei as its sole 5G RAN supplier, but has retained the Chinese vendor on its preferred 5G vendor list, alongside Nokia and Samsung. It will also continue to work with Cisco and Ericsson for the core. The company has so far launched a small fixed wireless access service in the town of Alexandra, and aims to extend it to another five similar locations by year end, taking a multivendor approach. “We’ve consistently said our approach to 5G will be multivendor. A key reason for this is that 5G technology is still emerging and is likely to develop significantly in the next few years, so a mix of vendors…

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