Nokia CEO sees Europe lagging China, U.S. in 5G roll-outs

From Reuters - February 25, 2018

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Europe does not have the catalysts for rapid, large-scale rollouts for next-generation 5G networks, Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said on Sunday.

Far and away, the U.S. and China activity will dwarf Europe... It is just lower than the rest of the markets, Suri told the Mobile World Congress.

He noted that existing 4G capacity in Europe needs to get soaked up before operators are prepared to invest in new networks.

Nonetheless, he held out hope for some European operators to start to move up to 5G next year.


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