Nokia and Japan’s newest mobile network operator Rakuten Mobile are working together to enable the operator’s implementation of a fully automated operations environment for the 5G era. Nokia will operate Rakuten Mobile’s virtualized core network to manage total cost of ownership (TCO). The agreement will allow Rakuten Mobile to focus on developing its portfolio of disruptive services and expanding its service footprint, while developing operational maturity and automation capabilities.
Nokia's chief executive officer Rajeev Suri will leave the telecom equipment provider in September and be replaced by the current head of Finnish energy group Fortum, Pekka Lundmark who is expected to start in his new role on September 1, 2020.
Huawei recently released the industry's first deterministic networking oriented 5G core network solution, pivoting on the key concept of "Cloud Native, One Core, Real-time Operation, and Edge Computing".
Huawei has recently unveiled several all-new products and initiatives ideally suited to help enterprises step into the fully digital era, covering areas like storage systems, Wi-Fi 6, artificial intelligence (AI) and data center performance.
Huawei has made two key announcements for its leading 5G solutions: the first 5G service experience-based network planning criteria, and a new ground-breaking 5G digital engineering solution.
Nokia announced the launch of new end-to-end slicing network functionality for 4G and 5G New Radio (NR) – the first vendor to offer this capability. The solution will support connectivity from 4G and 5G devices over the sliced network to applications running in private and public clouds and will be available this summer.
Huawei has launched Convergent Billing System (CBS) R20 – the industry’s first ever 5G SA network based monetization solution in London. The solution has already been deployed over the stc Kuwait 5G SA’s network, whereas the “dedicated access” was offered to enterprises with guaranteed Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., shared major announcements at its ‘What’s Next in 5G’ press event. Qualcomm announced that leading mobile operators from around the world will support 5G PCs powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Compute Platforms. With the anticipated launch of the first Snapdragon powered Always on, Always Connected 5G PCs this year and the rapid expansion of 5G networks around the world, operators are redefining mobile computing for consumers and businesses in retail locations and in enterprise pilots and deployments in 2020. Operators in 115 countries and global OEMs are investing in 5G networks and devices, with Snapdragon technology playing an instrumental part in driving the PC ecosystem to keep up with the demand for faster, more efficient and more powerful mobile computing experiences.
CommScope has announced open interfaces, virtualized RAN functions, and new radio points for its OneCell small cell to provide an innovative and open approach for operators to deploy 5G networks in enterprises and venues.