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Nokia walks the walk about its RAN to play on Uncle Sam’s China fears

January 17, 2024

A vendor establishing a business unit dedicated to government sales is not new or unusual. But Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia’s decision to do so in the USA this week tells a bigger story about Washington’s paranoia regarding the security of critical communications infrastructure security.

Over the past few administrations, the US government has worked tirelessly to rid its national networks of Chinese-made equipment from the likes of Huawei and ZTE over fears its presence could give Beijing insights into, or access to, networks relied on by the United States and its allies.

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