Nokia and Orange have signed an agreement to increase the use of refurbished equipment in telecoms infrastructure. Refurbished network equipment will be offered by Nokia to all Orange subsidiaries via BuyIn, the procurement alliance of Orange and Deutsche Telekom.

Read more: Nokia, Orange share a vision of circular economy for infrastructure

Increased bandwidth, speed, and a strong network connection have become the ‘must-have’ components of modern homes to manage data traffic generated by various technological innovation. CommScope’s two new products: the ARRIS SURFboard G34 and G36 DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem and Wi-Fi 6 routers provide the coverage and capacity needed to run all their devices at peak performance.

Read more: CommScope’s new solutions for powering home networks

Nokia announced a fixed wireless access (FWA) breakthrough which could see a wireless broadband capacity increase by 5 to 10 times. Nokia’s 360 High Gain technology overcomes the challenge of outdoor or in-home signal disruption by amplifying available signals and dynamically finding the strongest connection.

Read more: Nokia gives fixed wireless access a 5-10x boost

Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2 as the company’s new standard for hybrid cloud automation. Refined for the evolving realities of computing at hybrid cloud scale, the latest version of the platform adds self-contained automation capabilities while shifting automation more deeply into the application development lifecycle.

Read more: Red Hat announces company’s new standard for hybrid cloud automation

Huawei has announced the appointment of Steven Yi as president for the Middle East at Huawei. In his role, he will work with both regional and global ICT ecosystem partners towards Huawei’s vision to bring digital to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.                

Read more: Huawei appoints Steven Yi as regional president for Middle East

Huawei is running the 5th edition of its flagship annual ICT Competition across ten countries in the Middle East. The competition aims to nurture and empower the future generation of local ICT talents to effectively contribute to the region’s national plans and visions.

Read more: 5th Huawei ICT Competition opens in the Middle East

China Mobile awarded a network contract valued at $1.16 billion to the country’s major equipment vendors Huawei and ZTE. Previously-invited foreign vendors Ericsson and Nokia have been left out, showing another geopolitical strain between the West and China.

Read more: Foreign telecom vendors excluded from China’s latest 5G tender

Nokia along with Vodafone, Benu Networks, Casa Systems and Cisco have successfully tested a system that will facilitate faster delivery of broadband services to new and existing customers across Europe. The test used Control and User Plane Separation technologies defined by both the Broadband Forum and the global mobile standard 3GPP.

Read more: Nokia, Vodafone, Cisco and partners’ multi-vendor solution adds new capabilities for fixed broadband

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