Nokia clinches 5G deal with BT to replace Huawei in EE network
Nokia is set to become a major beneficiary of Huawei being blocked from the UK's 5G networks.
The Finnish telecoms firm has struck a deal to become the largest equipment provider to BT.
Nokia will now provide additional base stations and antennas to let EE customers' devices make calls and transmit data via the UK firm's 5G "radio access network".
The deal will also see Nokia replace Huawei in BT's 2G and 4G networks.
EE's network already uses Nokia to provide its 3G service.
BT had already used Nokia's 5G telecoms infrastructure equipment in London, the Midlands and some rural locations, but this will extend the two companies' partnership across other parts of UK.
This will include sites in Aberdeen, Cambridge, Dundee, Exeter, Southampton and York among other places.