Thursday, 21 October 2021

No hard feelings: TIM’s decision to exclude Huawei from 5G core not politically driven

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Monday 20 July 20

The ex-Italian incumbent has excluded Huawei from its upcoming 5G equipment tender process, but insists that the decision is ‘commercial’ in nature

Earlier this month, Telecom Italia (TIM) took the decision to exclude Huawei from the upcoming tender process to build its 5G cores in Italy and Brazil. Instead, TIM invited rivals, including Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, Mavenir, and Affirmed Networks, to bid.   Particularly in terms of Italy itself, this decision was not all that surprising…

Earlier this month, Telecom Italia (TIM) took the decision to exclude Huawei from the upcoming tender process to build its 5G cores in Italy and Brazil. Instead, TIM invited rivals, including Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, Mavenir, and Affirmed Networks, to bid.   Particularly in terms of Italy itself, this decision was not all that surprising…

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