KPN Partners with Huawei on Mobile Radio Network Modernization for 5G

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Leading Dutch telecom provider KPN has signed a preliminary agreement with Huawei to start preparations for the construction of KPN’s new Mobile Radio Access Network in the Netherlands, as part of KPN’s mobile network modernization for 5G.

KPN will make a separate decision for the 5G core network in line with its multi-vendor strategy. The company claims that it has already deployed 70,000 5G sites worldwide and signed 40 commercial 5G contracts.

Huawei has 600 employees in the Netherlands, working from three offices in Amsterdam, The Hague and Eindhoven. In addition, Huawei has a European Logistics Center in Eindhoven. Earlier this year, Huawei also announced the opening of a R&D Center in the Netherlands.

Steven Cai, CEO, Huawei Benelux
We are aware of the concerns and discussions regarding safety and security. It is hard however to defend yourselves when no clear facts are on the table. For that reason we welcome the initiative of the Dutch government with the Taskforce. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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