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AMD Exceeds Goal to Deliver Improvement in Mobile Processor Efficiency

AMD announced it has exceeded its 25x20 goal set in 2014 to improve the energy efficiency of its mobile processors 25 times by 2020.

GSMA and ETNO Pressure EU to Back 5G

Trade associations the GSMA and ETNO set out a list of policies they believe the European Union should adopt to aid post-pandemic economic recovery.

Samsung Cancelled Appearance at the Revamped IFA

Samsung decided it will not take part in a Berlin consumer electronics event IFA, The Korea Herald reported.

Nokia Wins Exclusive Taiwan Mobile 5G Deal

Nokia has been selected by Taiwan Mobile as the sole supplier of its 5G network in a three-year framework deal worth approximately €400 million.

Microsoft Announces New Global Skills Initiative

Microsoft announced a new global skills initiative aimed at bringing more digital skills to 25 million people worldwide by the end of the year.

ATL Leads the Smartphone Battery Market in 1Q20

The global market for smartphone battery cells reached a total value of $1.5 billion in the first quarter of 2020, according to the Strategy Analytics.

Samsung Debuts 8TB Consumer SSD

Samsung introduced its second-generation quad-level cell flash drive, the 870 QVO SATA SSD, that is setting a new standard for high-capacity consumer storage.

Ericsson Joins European Rail Industry Association

Ericsson has joined the Association of the European Rail Supply Industry (UNIFE).

EU App Gains Continue to Grow

The app economy generated €187 billion of revenue in the European Union in 2019.

Siemens and Salesforce Enter Strategic Partnership in Workplace Safety

Salesforce and Siemens announced a strategic partnership to develop a new workplace technology suite that will support businesses globally to safely reopen.

Microsoft Abandons Physical Stores

Microsoft will permanently close all of its retail shops across the globe.

IDC Forecast Shows Continued Strong Growth of Storage Capacity

Despite the decline in IT spending brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, IDC expects the worldwide installed base of storage capacity will continue to expand.

AMD Introduced Three New Ryzen Processors in 3000 Series

AMD announced three new additions to the 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processor family.

Instant Messaging Users Will Reach 4.3 Billion in 2020

A new study from Juniper Research found that the number of instant messaging users will reach 4.3 billion in 2020, rising from 3.9 billion in 2019.

Telecom Italia Will Sell its Stake in Tower Unit for €1.6 Billion

Telecom Italia will sell 33.2 percent stake in tower unit Inwit for €1.6 billion.

Philips Hue Dominates Smart Bulbs with 50 Percent Share

Philips Hue smart light bulbs are lighting up more smart homes than ever, according to Strategy Analytics.

5G and LTE Router/Gateway Market Will Reach $3.0 Billion in 2024

Driven by increasing demand from branch, mobile, and IoT customers, IDC expects LTE routers to experience double-digit growth in 2020.

AMD Announced Radeon Pro 5600M Mobile GPU for MacBook Pro

AMD announced availability of the new Radeon Pro 5600M mobile GPU for the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Nokia Commercializes Next-Generation 5G Cloud RAN

Nokia announced that its next-generation 5G AirScale Cloud RAN solution based on vRAN2.0 will be commercially available this year with general availability expected in 2021.

Apple Turns to its Own Mac Processor

Apple kicked-off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, and this year its completely online.

Italy Wants to Increase its Stake in Telecom Italia

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte indicated the state could boost its stake in Telecom Italia to 25 percent as part of attempts to accelerate rollout of ultrafast broadband.

5GMED: The Future of Mobility in the Mediterranean Cross-Border Corridor

The 5GMED project aims to bring a sustainable 5G deployment model for future mobility in the Mediterranean Cross-Border Corridor.

5G NetMobil Project Will Boost Safety and Efficiency in Connected Traffic

Sixteen research institutions, medium-sized enterprises, and major players have been working toward the goal over the past three years in the 5G NetMobil research project.

SAS and Microsoft Announce Strategic Partnership

Microsoft and SAS announced an extensive technology and go-to-market strategic partnership.

Siemens and IBM Deliver Service Lifecycle Management Solution

Expanding on their long-term partnership, Siemens and IBM announced the availability of a new solution designed to optimize the Service Lifecycle Management of assets.

Eleven New EU ICT Projects Start this Fall

Eleven new projects under European 5G-PPP venture would commence in September, the European Commission confirmed.

OECD Formed Global AI Task Force

The European Union and 14 countries formed a global forum tasked with overseeing responsible developments and innovations in AI.

European Commission Continues Pressure on Apple with Competition Probes

European officials continue to review Apple’s business practices.

HP Unveils New VR Headset

HP recently unveiled its latest VR headset, the Reverb G2, in collaboration with industry Valve and Microsoft.

Google Asks Approval for Fitbit Purchase

Google's acquisition of Fitbit, worth $2.1 billion, could get a green light in Europe next month after the European Commission set a provisional deadline to rule on the deal.

App Store Ecosystem Supported Half a Trillion Dollars in 2019

Apple announced that their App Store ecosystem supported $519 billion in billings and sales globally in 2019 alone.

GSMA Cancels MWC Los Angeles

The GSMA had to cancel its third major event of 2020.

Bosch Introduces Automatic Emergency Calls for Motorcycles

Bosch developed Help Connect, a digitally connected emergency call system for motorized two-wheelers that speeds up the rescue process.

Western Europe Smartphone Revenues Dip 10 Percent in 1Q20

Despite average selling price nudging upwards, wholesale smartphone revenues in the Western European region declined on COVID-19 limited demand.

85,000 Ericsson Employees Still Working Remotely

In March this year, Ericsson shifted the majority of its staff to a work from home environment nearly overnight.

HT's Magenta 1 Is Present in 250,000 Croatian Households

Hrvatski Telekom's Magenta 1, a product combining all telecom services with benefits for customers, now includes more than 250,000 Croatian households.

French 5G Auction Moved to September

Arcep, telecom regulator in France, made plans for the 5G spectrum auction delayed by COVID-19.

Nokia Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Nokia has appointed Marco Wirén as CFO of the company and member of the Group Leadership Team, replacing current CFO Kristian Pullola.

Sony Unveils New Playstation Console

Sony has unveiled the fifth generation of it extremly succesfull gaming console Playstation.

AI Adoption Is Growing Worldwide

A recent IDC survey of more than 2,000 IT and line of business decision makers confirms that adoption of AI is growing worldwide.

Vodafone UK Says the Progress on 5G Will Slow

British operator Vodafone UK reportedly argued the country would lose the progress made on 5G if operators were forced to rip out Huawei equipment from networks.

GSMA Launches Virtual Convening Platform

The GSMA announced the launch of the Thrive series, with the inaugural Thrive China event taking place 30 June – 2 July.

Twitter Started Combat Against 5G Misinformation

Twitter continues pressure on misinformation.

Number of Voice Assistant Devices Will Overtake World Population by 2024

Consumers will interact with voice assistants on over 8.4 billion devices by 2024; overtaking the world’s population and growing 113% compared to the 4.2 billion devices expected to be in use by year end 2020, according to Juniper Research.

COVID-19 Impact on IoT Will Be Short Term

IoT net additions in 2020 will almost halve year-on-year due to the impact of COVID-19, according to GSMA Intelligence.

COVID-19 Network Traffic Surge Isn’t Impacting Environment

The GSMA surveyed several of its large operator members and found that network electricity usage has remained flat during the pandemic surge, even as voice and data traffic has spiked by 50% or more.

Telecom Italia Continues Job Reductions

Telecom Italia reportedly agreed further job reductions.

Almost 30 Percent of Smart Homes Are Equipped with Surveillance Cameras

Surveillance cameras can be found in nearly a third of all smart homes in the US, UK, Germany, and France, according to Strategy Analytics.

Siemens Acquires Vizendo

Siemens has acquired Vizendo, the Swedish service and software company.

Broadcom CEO Warns of Possible iPhone Launch Delay

Hock Tan, CEO of Broadcom, warned that the company’s fiscal 2020 revenue would be impacted by a major product cycle delay at a large North American mobile phone customer.

Telefónica Deutschland Selects Ericsson 5G Core

German subsidiary of Telefónica has chosen Ericsson as a provider of 5G Core Network.

Market Position is the Reason for US Attacks, Claims Huawei

In its response to a UK government inquiry into 5G safety, Huawei pointed out that the market position, rather than security concerns, is the reason for US attacks on the company.

Bosch Sensortec Teams Up with Qualcomm

Bosch Sensortec has been developing sensor software solutions in collaboration with Qualcomm through their Platform Solutions Ecosystem program.

Dell Had Flat Revenue in the Last Quarter

Dell's frist fiscal quarter of the financial year 2021, that ended on May 1, brought solid results considering the global business climate.

US Protests Delay Unveiling of New Tech

Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, wave of protests in the United States has set back unveiling of some new tech products and solutions.

GSMA and O-RAN Alliance Collaborate on Opening up 5G Networks

The GSMA and O-RAN ALLIANCE have joined forces to accelerate the adoption of Open Radio Access Network products and solutions.

UK Wants a Ten Countries Alliance that Will Ditch Huawei

The UK government is floating the idea of forging an alliance with nine other countries to develop 5G equipment and pave the way for new entrants in the market.

Intel Invests $132 Million in 11 Disruptive Technology Startups

Intel announced new investments totaling $132 million in 11 technology startups.

Canadian Court Didn't Dismiss US Extradiction bid Against Huawei CFO

Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Chinese Huawei, lost a bid to have US extradition proceedings dismissed.

Earwear and Wristbands Drive First Quarter Growth in the Wearables Market

Global shipments of wearable devices grew 29.7% year over year during the first quarter of 2020 as total device volume reached 72.6 million units, according to IDC.

Samsung Unveils New Security Chip Solution for Mobile Devices

Samsung introduced a standalone turnkey security solution comprised of a Secure Element chip and enhanced security software.

Arm Presented Chipset Upgrades for Android

Chip designing company Arm unveiled new processor designs that are boosting performance on Android devices.

Nokia Joins the Open RAN Policy Coalition

Nokia joined the Open RAN Policy Coalition to help enable a comprehensive and secure approach to 5G and future network generations.

Yamaha Tested its Remote Cheering System

Yamaha conducted a field test of its Remote Cheerer powered by SoundUD system at Shizuoka Stadium.

FedEx and Microsoft Extended their Partnership

FedEx and Microsoft announced a new multiyear collaboration to help transform commerce.

Oppo Plans to Continue Growth in the EU

Smartphone vendor Oppo seeks to continue its growth in Europe.

One Siemens Energy Share for Every Two Siemens Shares

Siemens published key details of the spin-off of its energy business.

UK is Reviewing the Potential Impact of US Sanctions on Huawei

The UK confirmed it is working on a review on the impact of additional US sanctions on Huawei and how tightened restrictions could affect mobile networks.

IoT Connections Will Reach 83 Billion by 2024

A new study from Juniper Research found that the total number of IoT connections will reach 83 billion by 2024, rising from 35 billion connections in 2020.

Strongest Demand for AI Talent Comes from Non-IT Departments

For the past four years, the strongest demand for talent with AI skills has not come from the IT department, but rather, from other business units in the organization, according to Gartner.

Samsung Expands its Foundry Capacity with a New Production Line in Korea

Samsung announced plans to boost its foundry capacity at the company’s new production line in Pyeongtaek, Korea.

COVID-19 Will Trigger a 2.6 Percent Decline in Wireless Service Revenue

The COVID-19 induced 2020 recession will see all regions suffer in terms of wireless service revenue declines in 2020, according to Strategy Analytics.

Lenovo Launches Virtual Rounding for Healthcare Providers

Lenovo introduced Virtual Rounding, a solution that should enhance virtual patient care.

U.S. Dominates Global SVOD Revenues

While SVOD services around the world continue to add subscribers at a prodigious rate, revenue continues to be highly concentrated in a few markets, according to Strategy Analytics.

Atos and Siemens Introduce Digital Twin Solution for Pharmaceutical Industry

Atos and Siemens are working together with the pharmaceutical industry to improve production with an innovative solution based on a digital replica of the pharma production process.

Nokia Achieves World-Record 5G Speeds

Nokia achieved the world’s fastest 5G speeds in its Over-the-Air network in Dallas, Texas.

Sony and Microsoft Partner to Create Smart Camera Solutions

Sony Semiconductor Solutions and Microsoft are partnering to create solutions that make AI-powered smart cameras and video analytics easier to access and deploy.

Lenovo Delivers Robust Revenue and a Record Pre-tax Income

Lenovo Group had robust results for its full fiscal year and the fourth quarter that ended in March.

Zuckerberg Wants Western Countries to Lead Regulation

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, called on Western nations to lead development of new regulations for technology giants.

Chatbots Will Facilitate $142 Billion of Retail Spend by 2024

A new report from Juniper Research found that consumer retail spend over chatbots will reach $142 billion by 2024; rising from $2.8 billion in 2019.

China Telecom and China Unicom select Ericsson 5G

China Telecom and China Unicom have selected Ericsson as a 5G radio access network vendor as part of their joint nationwide 5G network.

Huawei Still in Crosshairs in US – China Trade War

China threatened retaliation against prominent companies, after the US moved to close a loophole enabling Huawei to continue using chips made using American technology.

Bosch Puts Fully Automated Mask-Production Lines into Operation

In the fight against coronavirus, Bosch has now turned its hand to the fully automated production of face masks.

Data Protection is a Priority for Contact Tracing Apps

The success of COVID-19 contact-tracing apps lays in ensuring consumers could trust their data would be protected.

COVID-19 Will Have Limited Impact on Telco Services and Pay TV Spending

Worldwide spending on telecommunications and pay TV services will reach nearly $1.6 trillion in 2020, a decrease of 0.8% compared to 2019, according to IDC.

CIMON-2 Masters Its Debut on the International Space Station

CIMON-2, the latest version of the AI-powered astronaut assistant developed, has demonstrated its capabilities on board the ISS in initial tests.

Europe’s Largest 5G Research Network Goes Live in Germany

Europe’s largest 5G research network, powered by Ericsson 5G products and solutions, has gone live in Aachen Germany.

DT Remains Stable and Delivers Double-Digit Earnings Growth in Q1

Despite the global spread of the coronavirus and restrictions imposed in many countries since March, Deutsche Telekom had a strong start to the 2020 financial year.

Digital Banking Users Will Exceed 3.6 Billion Globally by 2024

A new study from Juniper Research found that the total number of digital banking users will exceed 3.6 billion by 2024, up from 2.4 billion in 2020, a 54% increase.

IBM Helps Battle Medical Supply Chain Shortages

IBM announced Rapid Supplier Connect, a blockchain-based network designed to help government agencies and healthcare organizations identify new, non-traditional suppliers.

Intel and Penn Medicine Work in Using AI to Identify Brain Tumors

Intel Labs and Penn Medicine are co-developing technology to train AI models that identify brain tumors using a privacy-preserving technique called federated learning.

How Did Freelancers Do During the Pandemic?

Payment service and platform Payoneer surveyed more than a thousand freelancers from over 100 countries on doing business during COVID-19 lockdown.

Chinese Smartphone Market Starts Recovery on 5G Demand

Smartphone market in China rebounded last month because of high demand for 5G models.

Qualcomm Unveils New Snapdragon Platform from Series 7

Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 768G Mobile Platform, a follow-on to the 765G.

TV Time in the US Will Grow for First Time Since 2012

As stay-at-home orders remain in effect due to COVID-19, TV viewership and time spent is getting an unexpected bump in the US, according to eMarketer.

Siemens Shows Solid Performance in the First Quarter

In the first quarter of 2020, the second fiscal quarter for the company, Siemens delivered a solid performace in serious circumstances.

First Content Controllers Appointed at Facebook

First members of a new oversight board of Facebook were named.

55 Percent of Tech CEOs Were Not Prepared for COVID-19 Economic Downturn

As of March 2020, 55% of tech CEOs had not begun preparing for an economic downturn, according to a recent survey by Gartner.

Huawei, Qualcomm and Samsung Release New Video Coding Standard

Huawei, Qualcomm and Samsung welcome the release of MPEG-5 Essential Video Coding, a new video coding standard designed to meet both the business and technical needs of the media industry.

BT Will Cut Costs by £2 Billion

BT plans to cut £2 billion in annual costs in the next five years. It is a part of business transformation measures unveiled in its annual results.