Qualcomm Technologies, Verizon and Ericsson together successfully surpassed the Gigabit speed barrier, Ericsson said in a statement on August 21. The companies achieved an industry first with commercial silicon and network infrastructure with 1.07Gbps download speeds using Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem, the first to support Category 18 LTE, during an Ericsson lab trial.

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HMD Global, the parent company of Nokia phones, has unveiled the Nokia 8, a high performance smartphone designed with content creators in mind. It's the first "premium" smartphone to be launched by HMD Global. The device introduces a "world first" in enabling Dual-Sight video to be live-streamed natively and in real-time to social feeds such as Facebook and YouTube.

Read more: Nokia 8 features ‘world-first’ live-streaming capability

Technology has taken great strides over the last ten years. One of its most notable innovations is artificial intelligence - the ability for computer systems and machines to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence. The invention of AI has provided us the potential to extend our capabilities, empowering us all to achieve more.

Read more: AI: What does it mean to you? More than just a voice assistant

Huawei officially released its 5G-oriented mobile bearer solution X-Haul on August 14. The solution has four core values: providing flexible access capabilities that can match the scenario of any site; implementing agile network operations based on a cloud architecture; enabling new service innovation through end-to-end network slicing; and supporting smooth evolution from 4G bearer networks to 5G bearer networks.

Read more: Huawei launches 5G-oriented mobile bearer solution 'X-Haul'

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates has begun preparations to host the 75th RIPE Meeting, an event that gathers Internet Service Providers (ISPs), network operators, and other parties to discuss important issues that face the internet community. RIPE 75 will take place from October 22 to 26, 2017 in Dubai, and supports TRA's efforts to develop its Information Technology (IT) infrastructure to rank first in the 2021 Smart and E-Services Index.

Read more: Telecommunications Regulatory Authority to host RIPE 75 in October 2017

Nokia and Mobily announced the successful completion of License Assisted Access (LAA). Once deployed Mobily's customers will be able to enjoy faster internet speeds to download high-bandwidth consuming applications. The solution will be initially deployed in the densely populated capital city of Saudi (Riyadh) and other major cities in the Kingdom.

Read more: Nokia and Mobily conduct Saudi Arabia’s first trial of LAA in a live commercial network

ADVA Optical Networking announced that a majority of the shares of MRV Communications, Inc. were validly tendered and the other conditions to the tender offer have been satisfied. American Stock Transfer & Trust Company LLC, the depositary for the tender offer, has indicated that as of midnight EDT, Friday, August 11, 2017, a total of 5,296,053 shares of MRV Communications, Inc.'s common stock, or approximately 79% of the total number of shares issued and outstanding, have been validly tendered into and not properly withdrawn from the tender offer. The depositary has indicated that no shares were tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures set forth in the Offer to Purchase.

Read more: ADVA Optical Networking completes tender offer for acquisition of MRV Communications, Inc.

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