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Samsung achieved a breakthrough in 5G data speeds using E-UTRAN New Radio Dual Connectivity (EN-DC).
Intel announced it will fight a US court verdict ordering it to pay nearly $2.2 billion to patent holding company VLSI Technology for alleged infringement of certain chip technology.
Shipments of traditional PCs in EMEA region will total 96.4 million in 2021, a 16.0% YoY growth, according to IDC.
The GSMA has urged the European Commission to expand the scope of a draft directive on cutting the cost of deploying broadband networks.
Nokia announced the launch of its DelOps initiative, a new and innovative approach to managing the complexity of 5G core software delivery and operations.
Almost 1.6 million Facebook users in the US state of Illinois will receive a payment from the tech giant.
BT Group announced the upcoming retirement of their chairman Jan du Plessis.
The global market for technical consumer goods (excluding North America) displayed resilience to COVID-19 pandemic with a value growth of +2 percent in the full year, according to GfK.
Siemens Mobility will sign a contract in the Netherlands with the joint venture RiVier (NS, HTM and RET) to develop a countrywide, intelligent Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platform.
4Q20 performance is an indicator that the transformation efforts are beginning to show results, Telekom Italia said in a financial report.
Strategy Analytics forecasts total global Bluetooth headset sales volume of over 300 million units in 2020.
Global deployments of commercial 5G networks grew threefold in the past year.
Deutsche Telekom broke new ground in the 2020 financial year.
Telefónica reported a net income of €1,582 million in 2020, 38.5% up vs. the previous year.
UK consumer advocacy group, named "Which?", filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm.
Rajeev Suri, former Nokia boss, was appointed as CEO of satellite communications provider Inmarsat.
The European Commission proposed extending and improving regulation allowing citizens to roam without incurring additional charges when travelling in the bloc.
Australia watered down rules covering payments for news content by web giants.
Opening this year’s MWC Shanghai, GSMA director general Mats Granryd reminded the mobile industry of its responsibilities.
Global sales of smartphones to end users declined 5.4% in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to Gartner.
Moscow’s mobile internet is one of the most affordable amongst the world’s megacities.
Huawei unveiled its flagship foldable smartphone for the Chinese market, the Mate X2.
Ryan Ding, president of Huawei’s Carrier Business Group, claims that the company has built more than half of the 140 commercial 5G networks deployed in 59 countries so far.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced it is accelerating space exploration and increasing self-sufficiency for astronauts by enabling real-time data processing with advanced commercial edge computing in space for the first time.
Canada will follow in the footsteps of Australia by introducing legislation requiring Facebook to pay for news content from local publishers.
Deutsche Telekom announced plans to test standalone (SA) 5G using an antenna site in Garching, a town just outside Munich.
A1 Austria has selected Nokia to provide 5G coverage across the country in a multi-year contract.
Facebook blocked publishers and users in Australia from viewing and sharing news on its site.
Nokia and telecom operator Elisa announced they will partner in a joint go-to-market alliance to drive industrial-grade private mobile network deployment.
Satellite service provider Intelsat asked a judge to approve a financial restructuring proposal.
IBM has renewed a contract with the U.S. Army to continue providing a full portfolio of IT management services to the U.S. Army Materiel Command Logistics Data Analysis Center (LDAC).
Borje Ekholm, Ericsson CEO, is concerned about the lack of incentive for operators in Europe to build 5G infrastructure.
Intel’s made official CEO transition as Pat Gelsinger became the company’s eighth chief executive officer in its history.
US tech companies reportedly opposed a $40 billion move by Nvidia to acquire UK-based chip design company Arm.
Microsoft announced Viva, their first employee experience platform.
Moscow has been selected as one of the pilot regions to implement the global policy roadmap for the responsible use of digital technologies.
As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg mentioned on the earnings call, one common piece of feedback we hear is that people don’t want political content to take over their News Feed.
Thanks to improved software for the Vivalytic analysis device, the Bosch rapid coronavirus test, which uses polymerase chain reactions (PCR), now delivers its results even faster.
Nokia and Vodafone have announced the successful trial of a new Passive Optical Network (PON) technology capable of delivering speeds up to 100 gigabits per second (Gb/s) on a single wavelength 10 times faster than the most advanced networks available today.
US chip companies warned on key technologies including 5G and 6G was at risk if the government failed to make significant investment in manufacturing and research.
The number of international roaming subscribers dropped by 73% to 243 million globally in 2020; caused by travel restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Juniper Research.
European institute CEA-Leti announced the launch of a EU 6G research project.
Margrethe Vestager European Commission executive vice president and competition commissoner, reportedly weighed into debate over privacy changes in the works from Apple.
Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei urged the new US administration to adopt a more open policy towards Chinese companies.
As remote working and e-learning continues worldwide, demand for Notebook PCs was at its highest ever in 4Q20, driving 54% year-on-year growth for notebook shipments, according to Strategy Analytics.
Apple remained the No. 1 semiconductor chip buyer in 2020, representing 11.9% of the total worldwide market, according to preliminary results from Gartner.
Nokia has achieved a major network capacity milestone with its long-standing partner Elisa while preparing the operator’s network for the future.
Xiaomi announced the global launch of its latest flagship smartphone, the Mi 11.
TIM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding together with Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone Group, to promote Open RAN technology for the implementation of next-generation mobile networks.
The European Commission might reprimand 24 EU member states for failing to transfer its Electronic Communications Code into laws by its 21 December 2020 deadline.
Ericsson Consumer & IndustryLab reports that dematerialized enterprises expect to leverage cloud and mobile technology to become more productive and sustainable by 2030.
In the 2020 business year, the Bosch Group achieved a positive result despite the effects of the coronavirus crisis and the decline in automotive production.
Cellnex continued an acquisition spree with a deal to buy Altice Europe’s tower unit Hivory for €5.2 billion.
Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark pointed to growth in sales of its radio access products in Q4, but has also reiterated warnings to investors to expect a challenging 2021 as it implements a sweeping turnaround strategy.
Siemens has started off fiscal 2021 with a strong first quarter.
Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users will total 1.5 billion units in 2021, a 11.4% growth year over year, according to Gartner.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will step down from his role as CEO later this year.
Xiaomi initiated legal action against two US government departments seeking to overturn a ban on local investors owning shares in the Chinese device maker.
EU regulators face unhappy calls for a regulatory revamp in the region, moving to policies which allow cost-effective deployment of 5G, drive development of the digital economy and cut inequality in access to technology.
China’s overall smartphone sales declined 17% on a yearly basis in 2020, the sharpest decline in the last three years, according to Counterpoint Research.
Qualcomm announced its plan to open a new 5G research and development center in France to work on the future evolution of 5G and beyond.
Ericsson recorded a 60 percent year-on-year jump in net profit in the fourth quarter to SEK7.2 billion ($864 million).
Orange has joined a group of companies who have unveiled plans to create a digital health ecosystem across Europe.
Siemens Smart Infrastructure released its new public fast charger Sicharge D for the IEC markets.
IBM announced the appointment of Martin Schroeter as CEO of the independent company that will be created following the separation of IBM's Managed Infrastructure Services business ("NewCo").
Samsung’s mobile business had lower profit and revenue in the last quarter of 2020, due to lower demand in the wake of widening COVID-19 restrictions.
Samsung and Deutsche Telekom successfully completed the first 5G Standalone (SA) trial in the Czech Republic.
Apple posted financial results for its fiscal 2021 first quarter with all-time record revenue of $111.4 billion, up 21 percent year over year.
Moscow residents and visitors linked up to the city Wi-Fi network more than 130 million times in 2020.
Croatian companies Montelektro and 8Sigma delivered solution KegTNT (Keg Track&Trace) to a brewery in Addis Ababa.
The total number of QR code payment users will exceed 2.2 billion in 2025, up from 1.5 billion in 2020; equating to 29% of all mobile phone users across the world in 2025, according to Juniper Research.
The REINDEER project is a 5G Public-Private Partnership project and will receive EU funding as part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.
The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market posted strong growth in 4Q20 (16.6% YoY) and totaled 24.1 million units, according to IDC.
Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.9 trillion in 2021, an increase of 6.2% from 2020, according to Gartner.
Before the end of the year, Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica/o2 aim to overcome several hundred gray spots in 4G network coverage for their customers.
Google threatened to pull its search engine from Australia if the nation passes a law requiring the company to negotiate payment terms with local publishers to access their content.
Telstra, in collaboration with Ericsson and Qualcomm, announced the successful completion of a new 5G maximum download speed record on a commercial network of 5Gbps for a single user.
MediaTek overtook Qualcomm as the largest supplier of smartphone system-on-chips to China during 2020.
Two largest operators in China, China Mobile and China Telecom, ended 2020 with a combined 251.5 million 5G subscribers.
The COVID-19 pandemic helped fuel a record increase in health and fitness app spending in Europe during 2020, according to Sensor Tower data.
IBM posted mixed results for the fourth quarter, with profits ahead of estimates but revenue coming in short amid continued pressures from global economy.
Worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is forecast to grow 18.4% in 2021 to total $304.9 billion, up from $257.5 billion in 2020, according to Gartner.
Operators in Sweden detailed plans for widespread 5G rollouts, after auctions of suitable spectrum were closed following a single day of bidding.
Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 870 platform, renewing its focus on the mobile gaming market.
Sweden’s communications regulator began its delayed auction of 5G-suitable frequencies.
Telefonica Deutschland plans to up its use of open RAN in the country.
The US government targeted Huawei with additional trade restrictions.
Google Cloud and Nokia signed a deal with to jointly develop 5G core and edge products for operators and enterprise.
Steve Rai, BlackBerry financial chief, confirmed press reports stating the fallen handset giant had sold several patents covering mobile technology to Huawei.
A US sale of C-Band spectrum (3.7GHz to 4.2GHz) closed its first phase.
Samsung introduced its latest 108-megapixel mobile image sensor, ISOCELL HM3.
China found itself again in US crosshairs after Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued an interim rule restricting purchases of network technology and software from several countries.
True wireless stereo hearables and smartwatches continued to shore up the wearables market in 2020, according to Counterpoint Research.
Ericsson and Nokia made multi-billion dollar deals signed with T-Mobile US to continue expansion of its 5G network.
Telefónica agreed to sell its subsidiary Telxius Telecom to American Tower Corporation for the sale of its telecommunications towers division in Europe and in Latin America.
Intel announced that its board of directors has appointed Pat Gelsinger as its new chief executive officer, effective February 15.
IBM scientists and researchers received 9,130 U.S. patents in 2020, the most of any company, marking 28 consecutive years of their patent leadership.
Huawei filed legal action against a decision allowing Sweden to resume its 5G auction process.
Sweden-based operator group Tele2 tapped Nokia to provide a standalone (SA) 5G core network for its home market ahead of the country’s spectrum auction.