Ericsson is commercializing the world's first 5G NR radio for massive MIMO, with the first deployments coming in 2017. Together with the Ericsson 5G Plug-Ins announced in June and Ericsson's already commercially available Radio System Baseband 5216, which currently powers Ericsson's award-winning Radio Test Bed, Ericsson is first to deliver all components of a 5G access network.

Read more: Ericsson first to deliver 5G NR radio

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2016 Huawei and Accenture underscored the momentum of their existing alliance agreement and expanded on their future goals. The two companies jointly provide verified enterprise SAP and Oracle cloud solutions which are based on Huawei FusionCloud solution for global enterprise customers' core applications to provide one-stop service.

Read more: Huawei and Accenture demonstrate growing market momentum in helping businesses

On September 14, a major European Union proposal was announced that will subject OTT internet services like Facebook's WhatsApp and Microsoft's Skype to the same rules that traditional telecommunication firms must comply with. It was a victory for traditional telcos, as the European Commission recommended tighter security and privacy for the likes of WhatsApp and Skype.

Read more: European Commission seeks stricter controls on WhatsApp and Skype

Nokia is to introduce 4.5G Pro, an advanced mobile technology that will deliver the significant capacity and speed enhancements needed by operators as they build towards next-generation networks, including meeting the demands of ultra-connected megacities. Nokia has also outlined its plans for 4.9G, which will allow users to maintain a continuous 5G service experience using an evolved LTE to complement 5G radio coverage.

Read more: Nokia announces AirScale-powered 4.5G Pro and 4.9G to establish smooth path for operators to 5G

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2016, Zheng Yelai, president of Huawei IT Product Line, delivered a speech entitled: 'Shape the Cloud, Bridge Today to Tomorrow', where he announced the release of 31 FusionCloud services, FusionStorage 6.0, and the FusionStage PaaS platform.

Read more: Huawei announces release of 31 FusionCloud Services, FusionStorage 6.0 and the FusionStage PaaS...

Ericsson launched a new ConsumerLab report titled "The Networked Life in Lebanon", highlighting that consumers in Lebanon are adopting a 'networked lifestyle' similarly to their global counterparts. This is defined not only by socio-cultural trends, but also by the products they consume and the services they use online.

Read more: Ericsson ConsumerLab: Lebanese instant messaging above global average

Swedish telecom operator Telia Carrier announced on September 1 that it has established a new point of presence (PoP) within Jaguar Network's Marseilles data center. This is the second PoP Telia Carrier has established in Marseilles, France, to provide carriers, content and cloud providers with diverse connectivity choices and added network redundancy. The new PoP improves the resiliency of Telia Carrier's existing wholesale IP Transit, Wavelength and Ethernet services provided from both locations.

Read more: Telia Carrier prepares for new multi-terabit subsea cable systems with two PoPs in Marseilles

Nokia is helping operators enhance the delivery of video-based services with the launch of new technologies and services at IBC 2016. A predictive optimization service will allow operators to see the impact of changing network conditions on mobile video and gaming applications, a suite of IP video capabilities will enable fixed, mobile, cable and TV operators to bridge to next-generation technology and a demonstration of virtual reality will show the future possibilities of video delivery.

Read more: Nokia launches predictive optimization service and accelerates migration to IP video

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