Swedish telecom vendor Ericsson has surprised analysts with reduced losses in Q4 driven by the increase of sales revenues and costs reduction. Sales as reported increased by 10% Year-on-Year and sales adjusted for comparable units and currency increased by 4%. Costs related to revised Business Support Systems (BSS) strategy impacted Digital Services operating income in Q4.

Read more: Ericsson beats expectations in Q4

At a 5G launch event in Beijing that doubled up as a pre-briefing for the MWC Barcelona 2019, Huawei officially launched its 5G multi-mode chipset Balong 5000 – along with the first commercial 5G device powered by it, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro. Together, these two new products provide the world's fastest wireless connections for your smartphone, your home, the office, and on the go.

Read more: Major technological breakthroughs crown Huawei world’s 5G leader

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) takes a leap forward in supporting local talent and promoting creativity, by partnering with the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), one of the world’s most renowned photography associations, to make high-class photography more accessible to consumers.

Read more: Huawei supports local talent and creativity in the UAE partnership

In his first interview since 2015, Ren Zhengfei broke his silence on the series of allegation that have roiled Huawei since the second half of 2018, from restrictions on the company selling 5G products and infrastructure in some Western countries, to the arrest of his daughter Huawei CFO in Canada. Mr. Ren Zhengfei spoke openly to journalists at a press conference organized at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China.

Read more: “We would never harm any nation or individual” – Huawei CEO

Helena Norrman, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and Head of Marketing and Corporate Relations at Ericsson has tendered her resignation from the company to pursue other opportunities, according to Ericsson. Helena Norrman, who has been with the company since 1998, will leave her position no later than June 30, 2019. Helena has served on Ericsson’s executive team since 2010.

Read more: Blow for Ericsson as key executive resigns

Zain Group, the leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, has been selected by Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, to become a strategic partner in the offering of HUAWEI CLOUD services in Kuwait and across the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).  

Read more: Zain and Huawei offer cloud services in Kuwait

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