Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) announced that it has shipped 6.9 million units of 5G smartphones as of December 2019, in addition to offering end-to-end 5G solutions. The strong sales reflect Huawei’s relentless commitment to 5G R&D and reinforce Huawei’s leadership in 5G technology.

Read more: Huawei proves its leadership through number of 5G smartphones shipped in 2019

Nokia has signed a contract with telecommunications giant TIM to provide Internet of Things (IoT) services to its enterprise customers in Brazil. Using the fully virtualized Nokia Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service offer, TIM and its enterprise customers across industries,such as automotive and agriculture, will be able to capture IoT opportunities faster and more securely.

Read more: Nokia joins forces with TIM Brazil to launch IoT services

Cisco has unveiled further details behind its technology strategy for building a new internet — one designed to push digital innovation beyond the performance, economic and power consumption limitations of current infrastructure.

Read more: Cisco announces ambitious ‘Internet for the Future’ strategy to drive innovation

Nokia has won a tender to test and deliver the world’s first standalone (SA) 5G system for automated rail operation in Hamburg, Germany. The project is part of Deutsche Bahn’s highly automated S-Bahn operation project. The proof-of-concept will test whether 5G technology is mature enough to be used as the connectivity layer for future, digitalized rail operations. The project constitutes an early and important step in the development of the Future Railway Mobile Communications System (FRMCS) standard, based on 5G, and sets the stage for the digital transformation of railway operations.

Read more: Nokia selected to deliver 5G rail operation in Germany

Ericsson has entered into a three-year Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve criminal charges related to violations of the FCPA.  This relates to accounting violations of the FCPA in five countries including in Djibouti where there is also a charge of bribery. In the agreement, the DOJ agrees to defer the prosecution of those charges and to have them dismissed at the end of the term in exchange for Ericsson complying with the conditions of the DPA. Conditions include a payment by Ericsson of a fine of USD 520,650,432. As part of the resolution with the DOJ, Ericsson's Egyptian subsidiary has entered a guilty plea to the bribery charge in Djibouti.

Read more: Ericsson agrees to 1 Billion dollar settlement of corruption charges

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