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.

Read more: Qualcomm, AT&T and Ericsson announce collaboration on 5G New Radio trials intended to accelerate...

As part of its CSR program, Nokia and IEEE Lebanon Section,an educational and scientific nonprofit organization, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on variousprojects and events to contribute to the development of ICT industry and university students in the country. Leading Lebanese mobile operator Alfa has sponsored the programs to enable the collaboration to further support growth and advancement of the ICT industry in the country.

Read more: Nokia, IEEE Lebanon sign MoU to help univ. students, ICT industry as part of Corporate Social...

Ericsson and Cisco are extending their strategic partnership to include a new Wi-Fi solution offering, named Evolved Wi-Fi Networks (EWN). EWN combines Ericsson's 3GPP access, core networks and applications with Cisco's Wi-Fi portfolio, to provide reliable Wi-Fi with the highest performance to Ericsson's mobile, cable and other industries customers.

Read more: Ericsson and Cisco extend strategic partnership to include new Wi-Fi solutions

In an effort to support it's exponential growth, Tamer Group, a leading healthcare, beauty care, prestige products, and fast moving consumer goods company, based in Saudi Arabia, has recently partnered with InfiNet Wireless to ensure seamless connectivity and high bandwidth across several new facilities in Jeddah. The InfiNet solution has allowed Tamer Group to deploy and support several business-critical applications with far less management and maintenance, all at a significantly lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Read more: Tamer Group meets bandwidth and connectivity requirements of rapidly growing branch network with...

Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, have completed China's first end-to-end data call using new cellular Internet of Things (IoT) eMTC/Cat-M1 technology. The test was achieved in the lab of the research division of China Mobile – China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) – on November 11, 2016, during a data call using Qualcomm Technologies MDM9206 LTE modem, and communicating live over the air to Ericsson's radio access network.

Read more: Ericsson and Qualcomm complete China's first data call on the eMTC/Cat-M1 standard for cellular IoT

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