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Vodafone Hutchison Australia partners with Nokia for the launch of 5G deployment

FILE PHOTO: the logo of the upcoming mobile standard 5 G has been shown in Hanover, Germany on March 31, 2019. (REUTERS photo/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo

(Reuters) – Vodafone’s broadband services, a joint venture between Hutchison Telecommunications (Australia) Limited has entered into a partnership with Nokia for the rollout of 5G services in Australia, the companies said on Monday.

The 5G drive is, if the joint venture has been caught up in a legal appeal against an enforcement controller to move it to block the commission’s proposal for A$15 billion mega-merger with TPG Telecom, Ltd .

In a joint statement, the companies said Vodafone and Hutchison in Australia, the 50-50 joint venture would kick off its 5G rollout in the first half of 2020, Nokia and the network provider.

“They (Nokia) have presented a compelling roadmap that is in line with 5 g of goals, and will help us to continue improving our 4G network to our customers,” Vodafone’s Chief Executive Officer Iñaki Berroeta, said in a statement.

The Finnish telecom network equipment maker already has a test network to demonstrate its 5G technology, and on-site will be the first the field of commercial insurance coverage for Vodafone’s 5G network.

The partnership is the latest step in a long process, Vodafone, Berroeta said, the following are the security guidelines offered by the land to the federal government in August 2018.

Australia is rich in national security, the rules to exclude any telecoms equipment vendors, which it believes have ties to foreign governments, a move that is not allowed, and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the country’s 5G roll-out.

Nokia has been a recipient of any of the restrictions in the united states in the market is to have access to the Huawei over allegations that China could use its equipment for spying, a charge that Huawei has repeatedly denied.

Most recently, Spark New Zealand Ltd. abandoned plans to rely on the Smartphone is exclusively for the roll-out of 5G services, the choice of the 5G roll-out of Nokia took place.

Report by Rashmi Ashok, in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Cooney

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