Effective June 10, 2019, Stella Medlicott is appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Group Function Marketing & Corporate Relations at Ericsson and a member of Ericsson’s Executive Team. Stella Medlicott held the position of Vice President, Marketing & Communications and Government & Industry Relations within Ericsson’s Market Area Europe and Latin America.

Read more: Ericsson appoints new Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing & Corporate Relations

Chinese telecom giant Huawei says it could roll out its own operating system for smartphones and laptops in China by the autumn after the United States blacklisted the company. The international version of the system could be ready in the first or second quarter of 2020, said Richard Yu, the head of Huawei's consumer business.

Read more: Huawei proceeds with plan B and announces its own soon-to-be launched OS

Nokia announced that Ogero, Lebanon's fixed network services provider and engine for the Ministry of Telecommunication, is among the first operators globally to commercially trial its Fixed Access Network Slicing (FANS). 

Read more: Lebanon’s Ogero successfully trials Nokia’s Fixed Access Network Slicing virtualization solution

By An Jian, President of Carrier Networks Business Group, Huawei Middle East

The maturity of 5G standards has finally brought 5G from vision to reality.

Many countries, such as Japan, South Korea, and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in the Middle East, have started building 5G platforms and will soon put 5G into commercial use. It is widely accepted in the industry that 2019 will mark the start of 5G commercialization.

Read more: Building an Evolvable IP Transport Network to Enable 5G Business Success

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