flip side of waist for Huawei. The telecoms equipment manufacturers european Nokia and Ericsson have been preferred to the chinese giant for the implementation of the future network of several operators in Singapore. Huawei, which was under pressure from the United States, has only a secondary role in the implementation of the next generation of standards for mobile telephony in the City-State.
Read also Coronavirus and 5G : the conspiracy theory that embraces the United Kingdom
Singtel, one of the main operators in the country, has indicated that they have chosen sweden's Ericsson to build its network to 5G, the future system of mobile telecommunications, after a green light from the government. A common company which includes M1 and StarHub, the other two operators are singaporeans the most important, has opted out of his side to the Finnish Nokia for its infrastructure 5G.
minimal Role for Huawei
M1 and Starhub have indicated that other groups, including Huawei, could also join the project. Huawei has won a contract with the operator TPG Telecom, an actor who is more modest. The United States put pressure on their allies to banish her Huawei, noting that its proximity with the chinese government, poses a risk to the security of telecommunications. The company has always denied these allegations.
The countries of South-East Asia strives to maintain good relations with the United States, such as China and the minister of singapore to the Communication and Information S. Iswaran pointed out that no company had been excluded from the selection process. "We have conducted a robust process to explain our needs, in terms of performance, safety and strength ", he noted, while the operators also had their own criteria.
A quick cover by the end of 2022
" Several of the vendors have participated in the different categories of ecosystem 5G and (...) there are always opportunities for greater involvement in our system 5G in the future. "Singapore wants to achieve a coverage ultra-fast Internet to the half of the country by the end of 2022, and intends to extend the coverage of 5G throughout the territory by 2025.
Read also Impact of 5G on health : a lot of questions but too few answers
The u.s. government is launched there is a year and a half in a global campaign against Huawei, the largest supplier of network equipment, telecom in the world and the second largest manufacturer of smartphones. Washington has de facto banned Huawei from the u.s. market last year, even though he left the group and collaborate with other manufacturers to determine standards of future networks, 5G.