Colombia in My Arms is a documentary about the country’s peace process and is directed by Jussi Rastas and Jenni Kivistö. Image: Göteborg Film Festival

DAILY BRIEF: 3 February 2020

All the daily Finnish business news that works: Polarteknik, Nokia and Colombia in My Arms make headlines.

Samuli Ojala


Polarteknik makes a purchase in the UK, Nokia signs a major 5G deal in Europe, and Colombia in My Arms is recognised at Göteborg Film Festival. Click on the headlines for more in-depth information about each piece of news.

Polarteknik acquires Train Door Solutions

Interior automatic and fire door systems provider Polarteknik has bought UK-based Train Door Solutions, which will continue to operate as a standalone business, supplying servicing pneumatic and electrical door systems. The deal aims to support Polarteknik’s UK operations and strengthen Train Door Solution’s organisation and business. The financial details were not disclosed. Image: Polarteknik

Orange France picks Nokia for 5G commercial launch

Nokia has agreed to deliver Orange France, a French telecom giant, its 5G network infrastructure services. Orange is the fourth biggest mobile network operator in Europe and 10th biggest globally, making the partnership significant for Nokia in the race for 5G. The network upgrade will provide Orange’s customers with improved mobile broadband services and enable Orange to offer a range of ultra low-latency services for industrial IoT and the health sector in its home market. Image: Nokia

Colombia in My Arms wins best Nordic documentary prize

Finnish production Columbia in My Arms received the Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary prize at Göteborg Film Festival for its portrayal of the Colombian peace process. The 25 000-euro prize accepted by directors Jussi Rastas and Jenni Kivistö. The world premiere in Gothenburg was welcomed for its grand message. “This film goes beyond being an intimate portrait of a country and makes us reflect upon colonialism and post-colonialism, capitalism and anti-capitalism, and what keeps us going as humanity,” the jury stated. Image: Filmimaa

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