Qualcomm announced that it is acquiring server chip designer Nuvia for approximately $1.4 billion. Qualcomm said the acquisition of Nuvia's CPU and technology design team will help the company "meet the demands of next-generation 5G computing", as it is a new step in Qualcomm's efforts to expand beyond the mobile phone market and challenge Intel's lead in the semiconductor market. 

Read more: Qualcomm acquires chip design firm for $1.4 bn

Nokia today announced an expansion of its strategic 5G partnership with Zain KSA to rollout 60,000 FastMile 5G Gateway 3.1 with eSIM across Saudi Arabia over the next 12 months. The gateways will deliver stronger signal, better connectivity and ultra-high data speeds to every corner of homes and offices in the Kingdom. The move allows Zain KSA to support smart home and office adoption in the country with enhanced connectivity for smart devices through 5G and Wi-Fi 6, which altogether guarantee an improved customer experience.

Read more: Nokia, Zain KSA to provide 5G-powered FWA and Wi-Fi 6 to Saudi homes and offices

Under the slogan of ‘New Value Together’, he vendor has strengthened its commitment to the region’s technology ecosystem by confirming its largest ever GITEX Technology Week presence at the 40th anniversary edition of the event. The company is collaborating with partners to showcase how governments and organizations in the Middle East can create new value through synergy across five tech domains.

Read more: Huawei hosts conferences on the 5G ecosystem and data centers at GITEX 2020

The head of Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson, Bjorn Ekholm, expressed his concerns over Chinese reprisals after Sweden banned Huawei from taking part in the rollout of 5G networks. “China accounts for eight percent of our revenue. For us it has been a strategically important issue to be present in China,” Ekholm said.

Read more: Ericsson CEO expresses concerns over Chinese retaliation after Huawei ban

With many academic models reexamined during 2020, Huawei has previewed a series of digital transformation solutions to support continuous learning and quality education in the Middle East over the coming years. The company’s expanded Smart Education portfolio was unveiled in the Middle East during GITEX Technology Week and has been demonstrated to government and non-governmental organizations throughout the exhibition.

Read more: Huawei showcases revolutionary tech for ME education sector

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