Microsoft's Nokia unit is going to release a smartphone in its flagship Lumia line that runs Google's Android software, according to a post from noted mobile leaker @evleaks.
Nokia Networks said it will buy SAC Wireless, a wireless network equipment installation specialist. The companies did not disclose the financial terms of the deal.
Ericsson and Huawei each hold around 30 percent of the $13 billion telecom network managed services market, according to a new report from ABI Research. However, Nokia's networks unit is not far behind with 25 percent of the market.
Zain Saudi Arabia said it has signed infrastructure supply contracts worth 4.5 billion riyals (€882 million/$1.2 billion) to develop and expand its network.
Microsoft's Nokia took the wraps off the new Nokia X2, a device that runs Android and will sell for around $135. The device appears to indicate Microsoft's intention, at least for the time being, to maintain Nokia's plans to sell Android phones as a low-cost alternative to Nokia's wider line of Lumia Windows Phone devices.
Finnish police confirmed they are investigating reports that Nokia was blackmailed by hackers who threatened to expose the encryption code used in the company's now defunct Symbian operating system.
Dubai-based operator du said it has signed a deal with Nokia to deploy the network manufacturer's IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) technology in preparation for the launch of IP-based services including voice over LTE (VoLTE).
Microsoft appears likely to phase out the Nokia brand in its mobile products, especially smartphones, following its $7.5 billion deal for Nokia's devices and services business, according to newly leaked internal documents.
Zain Kuwait said it has completed the country's first voice over LTE (VoLTE) trial over its LTE network with the help of network equipment manufacturers Huawei and Nokia Solutions and Networks, which is now known as the Networks division of Nokia.
The European Commission (EC) agreed to a "landmark" 5G cooperation deal with South Korea early Monday, in a bid to define global standards for the next-generation technology and ensure radio frequency harmonisation.