Singapore’s telecom operators have chosen to move forward with European companies Ericsson and Nokia to implement infrastructure for 5G networks. As Advances Reuters, by choosing these companies, the country deprecated the Chinese company Huawei that was also in the race.
According to the news agency, Singapore’s telecom operators were free to choose which provider to move to 5G. However, as is happening in other countries, they had to meet a number of requirements in their choice, including network security.
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The United States of America has warned all allied countries of the dangers huawei may pose. According to the Trump administration, the company operates in collusion with the Chinese communist regime and uses its technology for espionage. Huawei has denied these accusations.
In a statement, Singapore Telecommunications, one of Singapore’s operators, said it has chosen to move forward with Ericsson for the safety, resilience and performance of the components of this network. Even so, the company claims it has “not excluded” any companies.
Huawei is one of the leading manufacturers of 5G components in competition with companies such as Ericsson, Samsung and Nokia. Due to warnings from Americans, several countries have chosen not to accept the company in their infrastructure or, if they allow them to provide equipment, impose restrictions.
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5G is the name given to the next generation of telecommunications networks and will replace 4G — which we currently use. The name can be translated to “fifth generation mobile internet”. In practice, it is the name given to wireless technology that we will use to communicate and that, in the next 10 years (presumably), will replace 4G, offering faster speeds and the possibility of more equipment being connected to each other. In other words, it will be the basis for the use of technologies such as autonomous cars or other innovations.