Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated announced the company's first successful 5G connection based upon the New Radio (NR) work in 3GPP, which is expected to become the global 5G standard. The connection, which was completed utilizing Qualcomm Technologies' sub-6 GHz 5G NR prototype system capable of operating at mid-band spectrum from 3.3 GHz to 5.0 GHz, demonstrates how advanced 5G NR technologies can be utilized to efficiently achieve multi-gigabit-per-second data rates at significantly lower latency than today's 4G LTE networks. The successful connection serves as a significant milestone towards rapid validation and the upcoming commercialization of 5G NR technologies at scale.

Read more: Qualcomm showcases 5G Leadership with its First 3GPP-based 5G New Radio Connection

Nokia is introducing a broad set of next-generation fiber access solutions that deliver the capacity and latency requirements essential for mobile transport. Nokia's addition of next-generation 10Gbps passive optical network (PON) and point-to-point (P2P) fiber to its mobile transport solution gives operators the capacity, scale and flexibility needed to support network densification in the 5G era.

Read more: Nokia next generation fiber technology delivers high capacity, low latency mobile transport...

Cities are getting smarter and our lives are becoming more connected. At the same time as we come to expect anytime, anywhere access to broadband, there is a growing demand to connect more things. If we believe the hype, the internet of things (IoT) will see M2M traffic increase exponentially over the next decade, with predictions of 30 billion connected devices by 2025. But while the IoT and smart cities represent a major opportunity for mobile operators and network infrastructure vendors, there are also many challenges ahead.

Read more: Radio planning for a smart world

SAP SE demonstrated new technology to make life easier for drivers and rental car users through Internet of Things (IoT) collaboration with Concur Technologies, Hertz and Nokia. A part of the SAP Leonardo portfolio, the SAP Vehicles Network solution creates an intelligent, automated experience - from car rental to parking and fueling location and payment, to integrated navigation and expense management for business travelers.

Read more: SAP showcases new technology for connected vehicles with Concur, Hertz, Nokia and Mojio

Sterlite Tech showcased its end-to-end telecom solutions at MWC, Barcelona. The showcase included optical communication products, network and system integration capabilities, Elitecore OSS/BSS, FTTX, Smart city solutions.

Read more: Sterlite Tech showcased its end-to-end telecom solution offerings at MWC, Barcelona

Nokia outlined how the rapid execution of its new strategy is delivering industry-leading innovation for communication service providers in network speed, agility and efficiency, while broadening the company's footprint in faster-growing areas including software and the utilities and transport markets.

Read more: Nokia at #MWC17: Delivering on its strategy to lead in 5G, IoT and cloud, tap new growth markets

At Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017) Huawei has led a number of activities including joint exhibitions, keynote speeches and industry forums, under the theme of "Open ROADS to a Better Connected World". During the event, more than 100 operators and partners from around the world demonstrated new innovations and ideas jointly developed with Huawei. The company also engaged in a dialogue with industry partners about the future of the telecoms industry and best practices to help operators achieve new value-driven growth.

Read more: Huawei defines ROADS to Value-Driven New Growth

During its participation at the world's biggest ICT show, Huawei hosted its Global Digital Transformation Forum (GDTF), which saw keynote speeches and address from Huawei officials and a host of industry players from around the world.

Read more: Huawei highlights ICT sector’s role in advancing economic opportunities at MWC

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