Ericsson has reached an agreement with Nokia for settling a damages claim of 80 million euros ($97 million). The settlement relates to events that were the subject of a 2019 resolution with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of investigations into Ericsson’s violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Read more: Ericsson to settle damages claim of EUR80 million to Nokia

Nokia announced that it has been selected by Net4Mobility, the joint venture between Swedish mobile operators, Tele2 and Telenor, to roll out commercial 5G services across significant areas of Sweden in a five-year deal. Nokia will supply equipment from its comprehensive AirScale portfolio helping Net4Mobility to deliver game-changing ultra-high-speed, low-latency, and highly secure 5G connectivity to its subscribers. The move will also enable a range of new use cases across Industry 4.0, entertainment, cloud gaming, transportation, education, and healthcare. Nokia will replace the incumbent vendor with deployment already underway.

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In its bid to continually invest substantial resources in bringing advanced technology networking products and solutions to the market, CommScope has partnered with Optical Cable Corporation (OCC), a leading manufacturer of a broad range of fiber optic and copper data communication cabling and connectivity solutions, for "a long-term agreement to cross-license portions of their patent portfolios," according to a statement.

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Nokia and UN Women have together launched four pilot projects to bolster inclusion and diversity for equality. These pilots aim to address four different areas such as increasing the number of women employees, raising awareness of cervical cancer and uterine fibroids, promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, and empowering gender-based violence victims. After the successful execution of the pilots, the two organizations plan to roll these projects out in more countries across the Middle East and Africa region.

Read more: Nokia to act with UN Women on inclusion and diversity in the MEA region

Since shipping the inhouse-designed Quillion chipset-based broadband solutions for next-gen fiber and copper telecommunication networks in 2020, Nokia has achieved the 100-customer milestone for the Quillion which now being deployed in more than 40 countries around the world.

Read more: Nokia’s Quillion-based broadband solutions complete 100-customers milestone

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