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Nokia wins $3.5 billion T-Mobile deal in first major 5G network award

Nokia will supply T-Mobile with its AirScale radio access platform along with cloud-connected hardware, software and acceleration services

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T-Mobile US named Nokia to supply it with $3.5 billion in next-generation 5G network gear, the firms said on Monday, marking the world’s largest 5G deal so far and concrete evidence of a new wireless upgrade cycle taking root.
 
No.3 US mobile carrier T-Mobile — which in April agreed to a merger with Sprint to create a more formidable rival to US telecom giants Verizon and AT&T — said the multiyear supply deal with Nokia will deliver the first nationwide 5G services.
 
The T-Mobile award is critical to Finland's Nokia, whose results have been battered by years of slowing demand for

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First Published: Jul 31 2018 | 1:47 AM IST

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