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.

Read more: Rajeev Suri to step down, Nokia appoints new president and CEO

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.

Read more: Nokia offers a new industry-first 4G/5G slicing solution

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).

Read more: Huawei speeds up monetization with 5G SA network solution

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.

Read more: Qualcomm garners operators’ support for 5G PCs

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.

Read more: Nokia to enable Rakuten Mobile’s automated network operations

To support the surge of 5G rollouts around the world, CommScope has announced several antenna solutions, connectors and power options to make it simpler and faster for wireless operators to build their networks. Today’s mobile users want faster data speeds and more reliable service. The next generation of wireless networks—5G—promises to deliver that, and much more.

Read more: CommScope’s latest launch “makes 5G implementation smarter, faster”

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