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.

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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

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

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), will be on the lookout for future Emirati talent as it embarks on Tawdheef 2019 in Abu Dhabi. As part of its commitment to supporting the Emiratisation strategy, du is calling on Emirati graduates and professionals throughout the UAE to explore the exciting career and development opportunities on offer within the vibrant information, communications and technology (ICT) sector.

Read more: EITC highlights exciting opportunities in ICT sector for Emirati talent

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

Mobily, a leading Saudi Arabian telecommunications services company, and Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, have launched the first Joint ICT Academy among operators in the Kingdom.

Read more: Hauwei launch new ICT academy with Saudi operator

Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei, has robustly defended his under-fire telecommunications company and has insisted that the vendor will not be subjected to the same setbacks suffered by its domestic rival ZTE.

Read more: Huawei founder passionately defends company, but concedes vendor needs to be more transparent

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