back to article UK mobile network EE plumps for Nokia to provide that all-important 5G RAN equipment

BT's EE has selected Nokia to fill the Huawei-shaped hole in its 5G network. The deal will involve Nokia providing crucial 5G RAN equipment, and make the Finnish giant BT's largest external vendor. EE picked Nokia's AirScale Single RAN (S-RAN) hardware for its upcoming deployment, as well as its ng-SDM and NetAct management …

  1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    I for one

    Welcome our viking invaders

    1. TimMaher Silver badge

      Re: I for one


      And if KCom follow suit we can have lots of “Huawei the lads!” jokes.

  2. petef

    Made in ...

    So is Nokia gear all manufactured in Finland? Just asking.

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: Made in ...

      Yes, next door to the Apple and Lenovo and Motorola gear we can still use

  3. Detective Emil

    Please Sir …

    What's a RAN, Sir?

    1. LeahroyNake

      Re: Please Sir …

      Radio Access Networks. I had to search it as well :)

      1. TimMaher Silver badge

        Re: Please Sir …

        Round our way it’s “Random Access Networks”.

        Just sayin’.

    2. Martin Summers Silver badge

      Re: Please Sir …

      "What's a RAN, Sir?"

      And you call yourself a detective?

  4. LeahroyNake

    Got to ask the question

    What is wrong with 3g ? Works fine for me and i cannot see a benefit of 5g, lower range but better in congested areas ? Massive costs for both suppliers and users / phones. More masts ?

    The only thing I can see is Trump having a hissy fit about Huawei and everyone lining up like good children and then going sod you and Cisco, let's use Nokia. Strange times.

    1. James 47

      Re: Got to ask the question

      I'm currently using 4G for home broadband and it's great. I'm hoping that when 5G arrives I'll get higher speeds but I'm not sure I'll actually notice

      1. Lee D Silver badge

        Re: Got to ask the question

        Same here.

        And if they deployed 4G properly, you could easily get speeds to rival VDSL. They just don't bother in the UK, for some reason. Obviously trying to sell you 5G (which, at the moment, gives slower speeds than 4G).

    2. Hubert Cumberdale

      Re: Got to ask the question

      THREE gees? You were lucky. I grew up on t' proper northern red planet (wi'out need for a softie southern space suit), and Father told us we should think us lucky we 'ad even a third of a gee! Try tellin' that t' kids these days – they won't believe you.

    3. Ochib

      Re: Got to ask the question

      you don't get the covid with 3g

      1. IGotOut Silver badge

        Re: Got to ask the question

        Nah it gave you cancer...that's why I have healing crystals in my house and wear a copper bracelet around my wrist....both absorb cancer and 3Gs.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    When orange man leaves, the been will be lifted.

  6. EnviableOne

    putting the eggs in one basket?

    dont want to do that, just ask O2 what happened when erricson pushed a dodgy update....

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