Interview: Nokia MEA SVP Mikko Lavanti

Interview: Nokia MEA SVP Mikko Lavanti

Nokia Mobile Networks SVP of Middle East and Africa, Mikko Lavanti, sat down with Developing Telecoms to discuss a range of topics affecting markets under his remit. Here the executive explored markets he believed will be opportunities for growth, his ambitions and what operators need to keep an eye out for over the next 12 months.

AI: An arms race in the making

AI: An arms race in the making

Huawei Analyst Summit (HAS) 2024 may have been a closed event for media this year but Developing Telecoms was still in Shenzhen to soak in new developments from Huawei and scope out the vendor’s almost mythical Ox Horn Campus, a fairy-tale project from Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei.

Nokia bags 5G SA contract in Uzbekistan

Nokia bags 5G SA contract in Uzbekistan

Nokia secured a contract to supply Uzbekistan-based operator Perfectum with equipment and software to construct its standalone (SA) 5G network, in line with the operator’s plan to commercially launch Central Asia's first SA 5G network. 

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