Nokia has won 42 commercial 5G orders, beating Huawei, Ericsson, Samsung and ZTE in the global telecom market.
Nokia director Federico Guillen said U.S.-driven security concerns over Chinese equipment makers have boosted the attraction of Nordic vendors.
Huawei has bagged 40 commercial 5G orders from telecom operators. Sweden-based rival Ericsson has publicly announced 19 contracts, of which eight are live.
Federico Guillen said there has been particular interest from European countries that have been debating the role of Chinese vendors in their networks.
Nokia said 22 of its 5G deals are with customers such as T-Mobile, Telia and Softbank. It has won 12 new 5G orders since late March.