Using the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to tackle its carbon footprint, Nokia has announced that it is now adopting ambitious targets which consider a 1.5°C warming limit, as compared to the previous targets of 2°C, starting with 2019 as the baseline.

Read more: Nokia to halve emissions from its sites and products by 2030

Nokia has announced the launch of its Service Enablement Platform (SEP), the first commercial solution to deliver radio network programmability, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) innovation across the Open RAN (O-RAN) ecosystem. Nokia SEP launches with Nokia's RIC xApps, including Advanced Traffic Steering and Anomaly Detection, which are currently in proofs-of-concepts and trials with major communication service providers (CSP).

Read more: Nokia’s first Service Enablement Platform to deliver Open RAN innovation

According to Dell’Oro Group’s recent report, the worldwide software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) market grew 50% in the fourth quarter of 2020, in comparison to the previous year. Cisco outranked VMware, Fortinet, Versa, and HPE/Silver Peak as the leading vendor in the overall revenue share for 2020.

Read more: Cisco emerged as top vendor in the SD-WAN market for 2020

Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. announced the launching of an optimized chain of audio innovations and software designed to deliver superior sound. The Qualcomm® Snapdragon Sound™ technology would provide seamless and immersive audio across devices including smartphones, wireless earbuds, and headsets.

Read more: Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound technology to redefine wireless audio

Nokia announced the introduction of two new professional level 5G certifications. Industrial Automation Networks and Distributed Cloud Networks are part of Nokia's program to train and certify industry professionals on 5G technology, from network access to application management.

Read more: Nokia introduces new training and certifications for 5G purposes

Based on Dell’Oro Group’s ‘Total Telecom Equipment Market 2020’ report, Huawei’s global telecom equipment market share, improved by 3% for the full year 2020, secures its position ahead of other telcos such as Nokia, Ericsson, ZTE, Cisco, Ciena, and Samsung.

Read more: Huawei leads the global telecom equipment market in 2020

Recognizing the need to overcome language barriers in a global, hybrid workforce Cisco announced the availability (in preview beginning this month) of its real-time translation feature in video conferencing product Webex with expanded language library from 10+ to more than 100 languages.

Read more: Cisco’s Webex adds Real-Time Translation feature for 100-plus languages

Huawei officially launched its HUAWEI Women Developers (HWD) program, which aims to empower women developers to create applications and tools that can change the world. The program is intended to encourage more women to join in technological innovation by providing participants with more opportunities and platforms for career development and skill training. Any woman developer from around the world can register to join the program on the HUAWEI Developers official website.

Read more: Huawei promotes gender equality with new program targeting women

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, announced its plans to provide Sophos Intercept X endpoint protection for 5G PCs powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ compute platforms from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The combination of Sophos Intercept X with Snapdragon compute platforms will provide users next-generation security through an always on, always connected PC environment.

Read more: Qualcomm partners with Sophos for next-generation security

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