Ericsson has joined forces with Vertiv (formerly Emerson Network Power) and Swedish battery producer NorthStar to form the Ericsson Energy Alliance, a unique complementary site solution partnership to drive cost-effective and sustainable service provider network evolution towards 5G, within the Ericsson Radio Site System. More companies are also expected to join the alliance this year.

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Qualcomm announced Tuesday that it is delaying its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders pursuant to an Interim Order received on March 4 from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Qualcomm slammed Broadcom's response to the order, after it accused Qualcomm of secretly filing a request for CFIUS review.

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United States President Donald Trump issued a Presidential Order on 12 March blocking semiconductor company Broadcom from acquiring chipset maker Qualcomm for $117 billion. Under the terms of the order released by the White House, all of Broadcom's director nominees are disqualified from standing for election as directors of Qualcomm.

Read more: US President blocks Broadcom’s bid to acquire Qualcomm

Chinese ICT solutions provider Huawei announced the initiation of its "Slice Mall" innovation project, based on the concept of "slicing as a service and as a commodity." This global project aims at accelerating the commercialization of 5G slicing and helping carriers achieve business success in a range of vertical industries.

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Achieving 1 Gigabit per second speed is a benchmark for the next generation of wireless networks, which CommScope is helping enable with advanced base station antenna technology. The company is offering new antenna models that support 4xMIMO (4T4R multiple input/multiple output), advanced modulation and carrier aggregation of unlicensed frequency bands.

Read more: CommScope launches new antennas for Gigabit LTE

HMD Global enjoyed incredible success globally with its diverse range of Nokia smartphones in 2017, and it firmly believes it can replicate that success in 2018 with its latest portfolio of devices. The Finnish company markets and manufacturers smartphones under the fabled Nokia brand. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it unveiled four new Android devices to its line-up and introduced a revival of the Nokia 8110 which was originally released in 1996.

Read more: HMD Global says latest portfolio of Nokia smartphones will take them to the next level

Chinese multinational telecommunications vendor Huawei has announced that it has penned 5G MoUs with 45 operators which spans across three continents - Asia, Europe and North America. Huawei's rotating CEO Ken Hu made the confirmation during Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. In addition to this Hu also revealed that the Chinese vendor is already conducting pre-commercial trials with 30 mobile players.

Read more: Huawei confirms it has signed 5G-MoUs with 45 operators

Etisalat Misr (Etisalat Egypt) and Huawei have completed the world's first verification of Huawei's CloudAIR GL15MHz spectrum dynamic sharing solution on Etisalat Misr's 1800MHz network in Cairo, Egypt. The solution enables spectrum dynamic sharing between GSM and LTE with unprecedented overlap between the two, which increases both LTE data rate and cell capacity available in the 1800MHz spectrum allocation.

Read more: Etisalat Misr and Huawei Complete World's First Live CloudAIR GL15MHz trial on Commercial 1800MHz...

Qualcomm has introduced the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform Series, designed to exceed what is expected from today's high-tier mobile experiences, with features and performance previously only available in the premium Snapdragon 800 Mobile Platform Series.

Read more: Qualcomm introduces new Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform Series

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