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Nokia suspends work in 5G alliance over US concerns at Chinese participation

By Matthew Newman
  • 30 Aug 2021 11:50
  • 30 Aug 2021 11:50
Nokia has frozen its participation in a group working on open architecture for 5G networks, after the US government raised security concerns over the presence of Chinese chipmakers in the industrial alliance.

The Finnish telecom company has been a key contributor to an alliance of companies working on Open Radio Access

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Matthew Newman

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Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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