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Nokia engaged in talks with Vofafone Idea over 5G rollout: Report

March 16, 2023

Finnish vendor Nokia is engaged in initial talks with Indian telco Vodafone Idea for the potential supply of 5G gear, Indian newspaper The Economic Times reported, citing Nokia India’s head Sanjay Malik.

“We are very well engaged with them [Vodafone Idea] on the 4G rollout and then on 5G. Yes, some initial discussions have started but negotiations have not started yet,” Malik said.

He also said that the carrier is in ongoing talks with local banks to obtain funds for 5G deployments.

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