News of Note—Nokia, Qualcomm and more

news of note

> Nokia said it will launch the world's first MulteFire small cell, the Nokia Flexi Zone MulteFire Multiband Pico BTS, to allow companies to connect mobile sensor-enabled things and people more efficiently. Release

> Qualcomm Technologies and leading Chinese manufacturers aim to accelerate the availability of commercial 5G premium tier devices expected in 2019. Release

> The Linux Foundation is taking the first step to bring some commonality across its myriad network efforts by creating the LF Networking Fund (LFN). FierceTelecom article

> A feature showing how fast nearby Wi-Fi networks are running is coming to Android 8.1 devices. Extreme Tech article

> Italy’s TIM and Swedish vendor Ericsson have announced that 12 institutional and industrial partners have signed up for their joint “5G for Italy” initiative. RCR Wireless article