Shifting geopolitics and a sharp round of cost cutting have put Nokia firmly back in the global 5G roll-out race just a year after CEO Pekka Lundmark took the reins at the Finnish company.
Google will bring its cloud services closer to customers using 5G wireless equipment built by Ericsson, stamping its mark on a business that was once the sole preserve of phone companies.
Sweden’s Ericsson said on Wednesday that the number of 5G subscriptions was expected to rise to 580 million by the end of 2021 from 220 million last year, and cross 3.5 billion by 2026.
Next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is shaping up as an early test of how quickly the global business events industry will bounce back from the pandemic.
Huawei Technologies will begin charging mobile giants like Apple a “reasonable” fee for access to its trove of wireless 5G patents, potentially creating a lucrative revenue source.
Huawei Technologies is positioning itself to get more business in Ethiopia, as the East African economy opens up its telecommunications sector.
Nokia is leading a group of companies and universities in a European Union funded wireless project called Hexa-X to help jump-start a new generation of mobile technology that’s already being called 6G.
The UK will ban the installation of 5G equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies by the end of next September.
The Chinese foreign ministry warned Sweden that it should revoke its ban on Huawei Technologies to avoid hurting prospects for Swedish companies.
The US ban on Huawei Technologies was supposed to hand leadership of the lucrative market for wireless base stations to Ericsson and Nokia. It’s not working out that way.