SoftBank to replace Huawei’s 4G network equipment with Nokia and Ericsson equivalent

SoftBank will also source its 5G network equipment from Nokia and Ericsson rather than from Huawei: Nikkei

In a significant development, Japan’s Nikkei has reported without citing sources, SoftBank Group Corp plans on replacing 4G network equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd with equivalent hardware from Nokia and Ericsson.

Further, for its 5G network, SoftBank plans on ordering equipment from the two European suppliers rather than from the Chinese giant, reported the Nikkei.

The development comes in the wake of heightened concerns that Chinese tech firms are being used by China’s government for spying purposes.

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