Nokia, Alphabet's Access Group and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. joined forces to demonstrate the first live demo of a private LTE network over CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) shared spectrum at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The companies built a virtual reality zone inside stock car race cars operating at the Richard Petty Driving Experience, with 360° video streaming to provide an "in car" experience in real time. The demonstration, which achieved speeds in excess of 180 mph, showed not only how the combination of a new CBRS band and innovative technologies can offer new audience experiences, but also how shared spectrum can be used by venues and enterprises to deploy their own private LTE network to offer new services.
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.
In an interview with Charles Yang, President Huawei Middle East, he explains how digital technologies are driving the commercial propositions and innovations in wireless technology and the digital ecosystem as a whole.
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.
Apple is to start making iPhones in India this year, a local government official said, as the company seeks to tap into a booming middle class while sales in China slow.
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."
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.