Nokia, Ericsson will build Singapore’s main 5G networks after Huawei loss

Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei lost out to Nokia and Ericsson in building Singapore’s main 5G networks, but may be involved in the broader ecosystem at a reduced capacity.

Local telcos were given the final approval by the country’s regulator, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), to start building the two nationwide networks. They were provisionally selected in April and had to complete the regulatory process.

5G refers to the fifth generation of high-speed mobile internet that aims to provide faster data speeds and more bandwidth to carry growing levels of web traffic.