SANTA CLARA, Calif.--While Nokia's June 3 demo with Sprint marked the first 5G demo at a major North American public event, it's not the only demo in store for Nokia. When it comes to 5G tests and trials, Nokia's name is written all over it, along with rival Ericsson.
SANTA CLARA, CALIF.--The U.S. lost its match against Colombia during the kick-off game of the Copa America Centenario tournament on Friday, but Sprint is hoping to score some 5G points with what it considers the first real 5G demo at a large public U.S. event.
Driven by new deployments from U.S.-based providers Verizon and other Tier 1 Chinese operators, the long haul and WDM metro optical system market segments grew 20 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2016.
Nokia led a worldwide infrastructure market that was sluggish in all but a few regions, according to fresh data from IHS.
Nokia created a new digital health business following the completion of its previously announced acquisition of France-based Withings, bringing a new range of digital health products including activity trackers to the Finland-based group.
Nokia and Ericsson this week went head-to-head with separate announcements regarding miniaturised 4G base stations, with Nokia promising kit the size of a "back pack", and Ericsson the deployment of a "briefcase" sized package by Vodafone UK.
Nokia is now the number two worldwide optical network equipment vendor.
Dell'Oro Group said the total radio access network (RAN) infrastructure market declined at a double-digit rate year-on-year in the first quarter of 2016.
Microsoft said it will sell its feature-phone business to a Foxconn subsidiary in a $350 million deal that will also see Nokia return to the mobile-devices business it once dominated.
Three Ireland has signed a five-year contract with Nokia that will see the Finland-based vendor upgrade and manage the mobile operator's network.