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Huawei Wins Telefonica Deal to Help Build German 5G Network

  • Telefonica Deutschland also selects Nokia to supply gear
  • Deal subject to firms getting certified by German authorities
A Huawei Technologies Co. logo sits on display inside an electronic goods store in Berlin.

A Huawei Technologies Co. logo sits on display inside an electronic goods store in Berlin.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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China’s Huawei Technologies Co. just got a seal of approval from one of Germany’s biggest telecom companies.

Telefonica SA’s German unit, which operates the country’s second-largest wireless network, picked Huawei and Finland’s Nokia Oyj to take an equal role supplying its fifth-generation mobile phone network upgrade, the company said in a statement Wednesday. The deal is subject to the firms getting certified by German authorities, it said.