Eir will stick with Huawei despite owner’s Nokia 5G deal

Xavier Niel, the French telecoms entrepreneur, gained control over Eir last year in a complicated deal involving Iliad and NJJ Capital

15th September, 2019

Eir will continue to use Huawei technology in its mobile networks despite the Irish telco’s joint owner Iliad signing a 5G infrastructure deal with Nokia in recent weeks.

Xavier Niel, the French telecoms entrepreneur, gained control over Eir last year in a complicated deal involving Iliad, his listed company, and NJJ Capital, his private holding company.

Iliad has 13.4 million mobile subscribers in France and 3.3 million in Italy, and has worked with...

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