Impact on the Industry from Sanctions on Russia

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By Gu Zhang | 2Q 2022 | IN-6489


Ericsson and Nokia are Suspending Deliveries to Russia


On the 28th February, Ericsson announced that it is suspending its deliveries to Russia in assessing the potential impact of sanctions on its business in the market. One day after, Nokia followed the action for the same reason. Ericsson is a supplier to the largest operator in the country, MTS. Last October, they assigned a strategic partnership to develop private 5G-ready network for industrial enterprises. Nokia is a partner to major operators including MTS, Beeline (VEON), Megafon, and Tele2. At the same time, the Russian regulator lifted LTE coverage obligations for all operators in the country and has urged all of them to ensure that their networks operate in a “uniform load” so that quality of experience remains at a high level. Nevertheless, this could also be translated as a call to ensure that no additional external products or services will be required during sanctions.

Further Postpone on 5G Deployment


Suspension from Ericsson and Nokia will directly impact on 5G launch in Russia, w…

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