Deutsche Telekom, in collaboration with Huawei, went live with Europe’s first 5G connection on Sept. 14, based on the latest 3GPP standard. The operator’s commercial 5G network in central Berlin provides over 2Gbps and low latency of 3 milliseconds over a 3.7GHz spectrum link.

Read more: Deutsche Telekom and Huawei go live with 5G connection

Shenzhen-based telecom vendor ZTE recently launched its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solution to help operators build next-generation highly-intelligent and cost-effective automated AI networks. From platform, services, network and chip aspects, the solution fully elaborates on future-oriented AI end-to-end architecture, applications, as well as typical scenarios.

Read more: ZTE’s AI solution aims to held operators build AI networks

Nokia and Telefónica have signed an agreement to evaluate technologies enabling an efficient network evolution to 5G in line with Telefónica's business objectives. The companies will assess how higher performance 4G and 5G networks will lead to the creation of compelling new services.

Read more: Nokia and Telefónica to define 5G network evolution with agreement to evaluate 4.5G Pro and 4.9G...

Chinese ‘smart bike’ sharing service Mobike has announced that it will use IoT technology solutions from US chipmaker Qualcomm and telecommunications colossus AT&T in a bid to accelerate its expansion plans in the United States.

Read more: Qualcomm and AT&T to provide IoT solutions for ‘smart bike’ firm

Ten years ago Apple revolutionized communication when it unveiled the first iPhone in 2007. Since then, Apple has set the standard for premium smartphones. To celebrate the anniversary, Apple launched its new iPhone X at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on September 12. While the device is packed with features including a Super Retina Display, wireless charging, and facial recognition, its $1000 price tag could dampen enthusiasm.

Read more: iPhone X: Is it worth the $1000 price tag?

Huawei report: being a key player at the forefront of the digitalization wave
Amid declining traditional business and rising competition across sectors, telecom carriers are under growing revenue pressure and striving for new growth. As enterprises worldwide navigate the route to digital transformation, for carriers that have always played an essential role in the traditional telecom industry, they bring new opportunities.

Read more: Telecom carriers: ROADS to new growth

T-Mobile, Qualcomm and Nokia achieved an industry first by exceeding Gigabit speeds using evolved, commercially-available 4G LTE. In tests at T-Mobile's lab in early September, download speeds of 1.175Gbps were achieved on T-Mobile's LTE network utilizing Nokia's 4.9G network powered by the Nokia AirScale Base Station and Qualcomm's Snapdragon X20 LTE modem.

Read more: T-Mobile, Nokia and Qualcomm exceed Gigabit speeds using 4G

With Nuage Networks from Nokia SDN, IT departments can set up networks as easily as if they were setting up virtual server instances, said Waleed Badr, regional director – META at Nuage Networks from Nokia, speaking to Telecom Review about the challenges and advantages of software defined networking (SDN). Nuage Networks SDN solutions bring massive scalability and high programmability to datacenters and wide area networks.

Read more: The value of cloud services: Nokia Nuage Networks SDN

Huawei has surpassed Apple in global smartphone sales consistently for June and July, according to research from Counterpoint's Market Pulse for July 2017. But with the release of Apple's latest iPhone coming up this September, Huawei could be pushed back into third place. Samsung holds the number one spot.

Read more: Huawei overtakes Apple as second largest smartphone brand

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