Nokia wins 5G radio equipment contract from UK's BT amid Huawei ban

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Nokia has clinched a deal with Britain's biggest mobile operator BT to supply 5G radio equipment, the Finnish company said on Tuesday, in one of the first major wins under new CEO Pekka Lundmark.   The deal will make Nokia BT's largest equipment provider and comes just months after Britain said it would ban China's Huawei Technologies from next-generation 5G telecom networks.

The size of the contract was not disclosed.   Nokia has won 63 per cent of the BT contract, or about 11,600 radio sites, a source familiar with.

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