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.
Nokia said it plans to buy U.S.-based Medio Systems to boost its HERE navigation, location and mapping division in what is the Finnish company's second acquisition for the business unit in two weeks.
Samsung Electronics is perhaps best known in the U.S. market as a purveyor of smartphones and tablets, but the company is looking to bolster its network infrastructure and services position by hiring veterans from wireless and media companies.
Alcatel-Lucent appointed former Huawei executive Roberto Loiola as the new president and CEO of Alcatel-Lucent Italy--a role that also includes responsibility for Greece, Malta and Cyprus.
It's been one year since South Korea's SK Telecom became the world's first carrier to activate LTE Advanced carrier aggregation with a commercial smartphone available for use with the service. That anniversary prompted me to ask around about any pitfalls to this technology that carriers and vendors may have come across now that there is a year of carrier-aggregation experience under the industry's collective belt.
Nokia's acquisition of Mesaplexx is a strategic move in line with new CEO and president Rajeev Suri's plan to acquire smaller firms that will fill gaps in Nokia's product portfolio.
Microsoft's vice president of OEM partners, Nick Parker, said the retail price of Windows Phone smartphones and tablets will become more competitive during 2014, as company initiatives to boost the operating system (OS) begin to bear fruit.