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.
Don't look now, but those drones may soon be carrying phones. Nokia is requesting a Special Temporary Authority (STA) from the FCC to conduct tests using three commercial smartphones attached to a drone. The company wants to do the tests at the Kansas City Speedway in Kansas for a three-month period starting next month.
Nokia garnered a mixed response from financial analysts after announcing a 9 per cent drop in net sales year-on-year in the opening quarter based on a comparison of combined figures with Alcatel-Lucent.
After satellite players O3b Networks and ViaSat submitted studies to the FCC, AT&T Services, Nokia, Samsung Electronics America, T-Mobile USA and Verizon responded in kind, submitting results of a detailed but preliminary simulation conducted by Nokia to assess potential interference between terrestrial 5G services and fixed satellite services (FSS) systems sharing the 28 GHz band.
Nokia's first-quarter earnings fell short of expectations due partly to decreased demand for its network gear, and the company said slowing sales in China will weigh down revenues during the rest of the year.