Taking its Software As Service (SaaS) offering a notch up, Nokia has unveiled AVA Charging, which aims to support communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises to expedite monetization of new 5G and IoT use cases, using on-demand software through a subscription-based model.

Read more: Nokia Unveils SaaS-Based Charging Solution for 5G

Nokia’s iSIM Secure Connect solution has been accredited by the telecom industry group and leading wireless industry representative body, after a rigorous process of demonstrating an ongoing and systematic approach to managing information security risks and protecting data.

Read more: Nokia’s iSIM Secure Connect Clears Highest Security Standards

Nokia announced new platform capabilities and applications for its on-premise Mission Critical Industrial Edge (MXIE) computing solution. Enhancements will enable Nokia MXIE to host applications from different ecosystems, including legacy non-cloud native workloads, elevate operational technology (OT) network security and facilitate application development to advance enterprise digital transformation. 

Read more: Nokia Enhances MXIE Capabilities to Advance Industry 4.0 Transformation

CommScope reported its results for the second quarter of 2022, showing an 8.5% year-on-year (YoY) increase in core net sales. Momentum continues to build in the Connectivity and Cable Solutions segment as net sales increased 26% year-over-year (YoY).

Read more: CommScope Q2 22: Core Net Sales at $1.8B, up by 8.5% YoY

Setting the pace for sustainable networks, Ericsson has introduced a new triple-band, tri-sector radio that boasts a capacity of nine radios for single-band sites. The new Radio 6646 cuts energy consumption by 40% compared to triple-band single-sector radios and reduces weight – with its use of aluminum – by 60%, minimizing site footprint as well.

Read more: Ericsson Presents New 5G Radio for Energy-Efficient Networks

Nokia has announced that they have signed a five-year 5G deal with AST SpaceMobile, Inc., the company building the first and only space-based cellular broadband network accessible directly by standard 4G or 5G mobile devices. Under the deal, Nokia and AST SpaceMobile will work to achieve their joint ambition to expand universal coverage and connect underserved communities around the world. The launch of AST SpaceMobile’s BlueWalker 3 test satellite later this year will kick off global testing with mobile network operators on six continents.

Read more: Nokia Radio Technology to Enable Direct-to-Cell Phone Connectivity From Space

Nokia announced research that forecasts 5G subscriptions reaching 263 million in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region by 2026. The 5G subscription growth will primarily be in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain. Additionally, subscribers in South Africa, Nigeria and North African countries will increase adoption following the release of new spectrum. This trend is triggered by the increasing use of high-bandwidth consumer applications and industrial use cases.

Read more: Nokia Expects 5G subscriptions in MEA To Exceed 64% by 2026

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