Nokia is demonstrating Narrow Band Internet of Things technology at Mobile World Congress in collaboration with Intel and Vodafone Group, marking a major milestone in the drive towards commercializing NB-IoT as a global standard for connecting billions of meters, sensors, tracking devices and other objects crucial for a programmable world.

Read more: Nokia demonstrates NB-IoT with Intel and Vodafone at MWC16

Ahead of this year's Mobile World Congress, Huawei has unveiled its five 'Big Initiatives' for the telecom industry to accelerate its digital transformation. The Big Initiatives and the resulting solutions represent the company's long-term commitment to building a better connected world through extensive collaboration across the industry.

Read more: Huawei announces five initiatives for digital transformation ahead of Mobile World Congress 2016

At Mobile World Congress 2016, Ericsson president and CEO Hans Vestberg said digital disruption will come to every industry in 2016 and made major announcements in 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud. With these announcements, Ericsson solidifies its positions as a leading ICT transformation partner for customers across industries.

Read more: Vestberg at MWC16: 5G, IOT and cloud to disrupt every industry

Qualcomm Incorporated, world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies and Lenovo, a global leader in innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology, announced on Sunday 21 February that they have entered into a new 3G and 4G patent license agreement for China, which covers devices marketed by both Motorola and Lenovo.

Read more: Qualcomm signs 3G/4G China Patent License Agreement with Lenovo

Nokia is showcasing how its commercially available AirScale radio access can support 5G technologies to give operators the confidence that their hardware investments will meet future demands. This is the first time 5G radio access is being demonstrated on commercial hardware. Operators will be able to launch 5G earlier and at lower cost, and migrate their existing LTE infrastructure to early 5G services in 2017, with full 5G commercial services expected in 2020.

Read more: Nokia is first to run 5G on a commercially available base station at MWC16

Mobile World Congress 2016 commenced with a buzz of excitement surrounding Nokia, announcing its next generation AirScale Radio Access which will radically alter the way networks are built. Operators will be able to use Nokia AirScale Radio Access to profitably satisfy future demands including the Internet of Things, virtual reality, augmented reality, factories of the future and other advanced scenarios such as video that demand extreme performance. The first demonstration of Nokia AirScale Radio Access live, with 5G-ready air interface is being shown at Mobile World Congress 2016.

Read more: Nokia announces AirScale Radio which will redefine radio access and close the gap between the IT...

Elitecore Technologies, a global provider of Next-generation BSS, Packet Core and Carrier Wi-Fi solution, is one of the contributing exhibitors at Mobile World Congress 2016. From Monday till Thursday, the innovative company will be showcasing its Monetization capabilities for all IP Networks - 4G/LTE, Wi–Fi and Fixed Broadband.

Read more: Elitecore Technologies showcases monetizing capabilities for all IP Networks at MWC 2016

Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies Company, the world's third-largest smartphone maker, has jumped into the market for tablet-laptop hybrids with its new MateBook device which has opened the door to a vast competitive consumer-electronics sector, previously untouched by the company.

Read more: Huawei unveils tablet-laptop hybrid MateBook at Mobile World Congress 2016

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