Nokia and Orange Group are to collaborate on the development of services that will allow industries and consumers to take advantage of the unprecedented efficiencies and business models made possible by 5G.
Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, AT&T and Ericsson announced plans to conduct interoperability testing and over-the-air field trials based on 5G New Radio (NR) specifications being developed by 3GPP, which will form the basis of the global standards. The trials intend to help move the mobile ecosystem to faster 5G deployment based on standards-compliant 5G NR infrastructure and devices once 3GPP completes the first release of the official specifications, which is expected as part of Release 15.
Most large enterprises can save a minimum of 25 percent on their IT costs over five years by moving to a private cloud from a legacy IT environment, according to a financial analysis conducted by Nokia. The analysis, known as the 'Nokia Enterprise Private Cloud TCO Model' - the first of its kind in the industry - also demonstrates that enterprises can expect to break even on their private cloud investment in less than three years.
Microsoft announced a deal to buy Maluuba, a Montreal startup focused on making machines able to think the way people do.
Samsung Electronics' profits leaped in the fourth quarter despite the humiliating Galaxy Note 7 recall that hammered the reputation of the world's largest smartphone maker.
""Radio access alone is not enough for us to establish a really good market,"" Ewaldsson says.
Ericsson president and CEOBorje Ekholm said the company is "reviewing its priorities in order to set the future direction of the company", in a statement revealing uninspiring results for the fourth quarter of 2016.
Tarek Saadi, Head of Ericsson GCC and Pakistan: 5G is the optimal choice for 'smarter' robots
Qualcomm has fired back at Apple after it sued the company on Friday, 20 January, over allegations of monopoly abuse. Some analysts suspect Apple is taking advantage of the monopoly abuse lawsuit filed against Qualcomm by the US Federal Trade Commission, to pave the way for other mobile chipset makers, in order to forge more deals. Analyst Patrick Moorhead said he believes Apple "is not comfortable in feeling that they have only one [chipset] source and are taking this opportunity to go after Qualcomm."
Tarek Saadi Head of Ericsson GCC and Pakistan: Advanced markets within region Middle East such as the GCC markets are now gearing up to prepare for 5G where IoT will be an essential part of our daily life.