Ericsson's ConsumerLab conducted a study on consumer attitudes and behaviors that are driving mobile telephony and internet usage among consumers in Pakistan. The study, which represents the views of 58 million consumers across 9 cities in Pakistan, explores how mobile broadband and smartphones are fueling consumer aspirations for reliable connectivity, no matter where they are. For instance, the number of consumers wanting to stay connected wherever they are has increased from 18 percent in 2007 to 38 percent in 2015.

Read more: Ericsson consumerlab: Pakistanis see mobile internet as the gateway to the world

Nokia is collaborating with Intel to make its carrier-grade AirFrame Data Center Solution hardware available for an Open Platform Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) Lab. The hardware will be used by the OPNFV collaborative open source community to accelerate the delivery of cloud-enabled networks and applications.

Read more: Nokia launches AirFrame Data Center for the Open Platform NFV community with Intel

Nokia is extending its device management leadership into IoT with the launch of the Intelligent Management Platform for All Connected Things (IMPACT), which gives operators, enterprises and governments a secure platform on which to scale new IoT services. IMPACT handles data collection, event processing, device management, data contextualization, data analytics, end-to-end security and applications enablement for any device, any protocol and across any application.

Read more: Nokia launches new IMPACT platform for fast and secure delivery of IoT services

5G subscription uptake will commence in 2020 and is expected to be faster than 4G. The development of 5G is being driven by new use cases that will impact both consumers and industries. New applications and use cases anticipated for 5G include safe, self-driving cars, remote controlled robots, haptic feedback-enabled drones and fixed wireless access - rivalling fiber capacity - for residential homes. As a result, mobile operators are today planning for their 5G future.

Read more: Ericsson launches 5G Plug-Ins to equip today's networks for 5G

Astellia announced the nomination of Abdelkrim Benamar as chief executive officer. He joined the group in the beginning of 2015 as chief operating officer and was leading the effort to improve Astellia's commercial and operational performance with mutual benefit to the company and its customers.

Read more: Astellia accelerates its development plans with the appointment of Abdelkrim Benamar as CEO

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