It’s an agreement that, according to specialist communications outlet LightReading, marks Ericsson’s exit from KPN’s existing wireless access network. This deal is closed though Management pressure Trump card To European telecom companies to separate them from Chinese 5G network providers.
In this regard, Babak Fuladi, Chief Technology Officer at KPN, stated that “the decision to update the mobile phone was made through a very strong request for the bid process” and adds that “we choose our partners on the basis of technology and interoperability”
Today, KPN highlights this decision in its annual report and supports it with the conclusions of various independent analysis firms. Ookla – an American company that specializes in speed testing – rates KPN’s 5G services as The fastest in the Netherlands. For its part, the consulting firm Umlaut described it as “the most innovative”. LightReading also cites findings by mobile analytics firm OpenSignal, which highlighted last September that KPN experienced “impressive increases in speed”.
Last January, KPN CEO Joost Farwerck said the company had already upgraded 2,800 of its 5,000 mobile sites and had 5G services are available to 70% of the population. Therefore, LightReading notes that a hypothetical decision by the Dutch government to limit Huawei in the 5G space – as in the case of the United Kingdom, France or Sweden – would be extremely harmful and costly to the operator. Changing Huawei to another provider could mean that KPM will write off the investment in 4G and 5G network equipment it recently installed.