As governments prepare to meet at the UN General Assembly to discuss progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, Ericsson announces another set of solutions to help bridge the digital divide and bring mobile broadband coverage to the remaining three billion people who are underserved or without mobile broadband access.

Read more: Ericsson strengthens portfolio with new solutions to bridge the digital divide

Ericsson is commercializing the world's first 5G NR radio for massive MIMO, with the first deployments coming in 2017. Together with the Ericsson 5G Plug-Ins announced in June and Ericsson's already commercially available Radio System Baseband 5216, which currently powers Ericsson's award-winning Radio Test Bed, Ericsson is first to deliver all components of a 5G access network.

Read more: Ericsson first to deliver 5G NR radio

On September 14, a major European Union proposal was announced that will subject OTT internet services like Facebook's WhatsApp and Microsoft's Skype to the same rules that traditional telecommunication firms must comply with. It was a victory for traditional telcos, as the European Commission recommended tighter security and privacy for the likes of WhatsApp and Skype.

Read more: European Commission seeks stricter controls on WhatsApp and Skype

The Dubai Future Accelerators announced the companies that were accepted to participate in the 12-week program. With 2,274 applications from 73 countries from all 7 continents and less than 2% of the applicants being selected - this is an incredible start to the Dubai Future Accelerators program.

Read more: Hyperloop, self driving cars, robot builders and 3D organ printing are products to be pioneered in...

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2016, Zheng Yelai, president of Huawei IT Product Line, delivered a speech entitled: 'Shape the Cloud, Bridge Today to Tomorrow', where he announced the release of 31 FusionCloud services, FusionStorage 6.0, and the FusionStage PaaS platform.

Read more: Huawei announces release of 31 FusionCloud Services, FusionStorage 6.0 and the FusionStage PaaS...

Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs and the Technical University of Munich have achieved unprecedented transmission capacity and spectral efficiency in an optical communications field trial with a new modulation technique. The breakthrough research could extend the capability of optical networks to meet surging data traffic demands.

Read more: Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs and Technical University of Munich achieve speeds of 1 Tb...

Nokia is helping operators enhance the delivery of video-based services with the launch of new technologies and services at IBC 2016. A predictive optimization service will allow operators to see the impact of changing network conditions on mobile video and gaming applications, a suite of IP video capabilities will enable fixed, mobile, cable and TV operators to bridge to next-generation technology and a demonstration of virtual reality will show the future possibilities of video delivery.

Read more: Nokia launches predictive optimization service and accelerates migration to IP video

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