In 2018, Nokia and T-Mobile signed a 5G framework agreement worth $3.5 billion, which caused an uproar at the time. Seems this company, once a ‘smartphone market predator’, is now rising again. In fact, in addition to the smartphone business, Nokia is still one of the four major communication companies in the globe (Huawei, ZTE, Nokia, and Ericsson).
Recently, Nokia said it has signed 30 5G commercial contracts with 16 communication operators in 30 different countries and regions around the world. Thus, it has signed as many contracts as Huawei. There is every reason to think Nokia’s influence on Huawei is not small, and even we can think it directly affects Huawei’s global 5G layout.
But does Nokia really affect Huawei? We know that Huawei is leading the 5G industry. So to answer the question we should take a look at some data.
- In Italy, Huawei’s 5G test rate is 2.7Gbps.
- In India, Huawei’s 5G test rate is 3Gbps.
- In the UK, Huawei and UK operators test at 2Gbps.
- In Japan, Huawei’s test rate is 4.52Gps.
The test speed of Nokia at British operators is 700Mbps.
Ren Zhengfei said: Huawei 5G and microwave are the best in the world. That’s why, in many markets around the world, Huawei has received a lot of orders. Although it is banned by the United States and a few other countries, it cannot prevent Huawei from making progress in 5G, and many countries have begun to seek cooperation with Huawei, such as Japan, France, etc.
In fact, although Nokia can put pressure on Huawei, the technological advantages of the latter will give it a certain leg-up in competition with Nokia.