Huawei ousted from heart of EU as Nokia wins Belgian 5G contracts

By Supantha Mukherjee and Mathieu Rosemain

STOCKHOLM/PARIS (Reuters) – Orange and Proximus have picked Nokia to help build 5G networks in Belgium as they drop Huawei amid U.S. pressure to exclude the Chinese firm from supplying key telecoms equipment.

The moves are among the first by commercial operators in Europe to drop Huawei from next-generation networks and come after months of diplomatic pressure from Washington, which alleges Huawei equipment could be used by Beijing for spying.

The Belgian capital Brussels is home to the European Union’s executive body and parliament, making it a matter of particular concern for U.S. intelligence agencies.

“Belgium has been 100% reliant on Chinese vendors for its radio networks – and people working at NATO and the EU were making mobile phone calls on these networks,” said John Strand, an independent Danish telecoms consultant.

“The operators are sending a signal that it’s important to have access

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Microsoft In The Frame To Buy Nokia (Again)

Microsoft is one of the favorites to buy networking and cell phone company, Nokia, according to a leading mobile analyst firm.

CCS Insight’s predictions for 2021 include the claim that Nokia will be bought by a major U.S. tech company next year, with both Microsoft and Intel named as likely buyers.

Microsoft and Nokia, of course, have history. In 2013, Microsoft paid over $7 billion for Nokia’s handset business in an ill-fated attempt to provide a third alternative to iPhone and Android handsets with Windows Phone. It failed miserably, with the purchased assets from Nokia written off in 2015, resulting in thousands of job losses.

Although Nokia has since re-entered the cell phone business, it’s not that arm of the business that would prove attractive to the potential buyers. Instead, it’s Nokia networking arm that would interest the American giants,

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Nokia launches ‘world-first’ 4G, 5G automation network slicing solution

Nokia has introduced a “world-first” 4G and 5G automation network slicing solution suitable for vendors seeking to cut the costs associated with increasing networking capacity. 

The networking equipment provider said on Thursday that the new network slicing system leverages Nokia’s end-to-end slicing network functionality for 4G and 5G New Radio (NR), first announced in February, which has been designed for applications running in both public and private clouds. 

In addition, the system utilizes Nokia’s cloud-native Digital Operations Center software, a modular offering which “provides a secure and fully automated process to design, deploy and operate network slices at scale across multi-vendor, multi-domain and multi-technology environments.”

See also: 5G: BT picks Nokia to power networks as UK starts to phase out Huawei

The mobile networking solution has now been bolstered with automation capabilities, a feature Nokia says extends the capabilities of existing network slicing products and “offers operators an unmatched solution

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From The Motorola Razr (and Montblanc!) To Nokia To A New Blackberry

The growing trend for 1990s nostalgia is everywhere – from the re-emergence of ‘90s fashion (erm.. for some of us Gen Xers that never actually went out of fashion) to physical formats like vinyl going stronger than ever. Perhaps we are seeing a growing ‘backlash’ against the 24/7/365 ‘always-on’ hyper-connected culture most of us find ourselves living in.

What of phones we loved and which revolutionized our lives way back then by being able to make calls on the move (not texting yet though obviously – that was a noughties thing)? Well, don’t call it a comeback – the retro phone never went anywhere and is hotter than ever!  

Move over Samsung – the Motorola Razr is back!

We have seen a good year or two of speculation and we assumed Samsung has established ownership of foldable smartphone segment (yes, it’s a thing) with its stunning Samsung Galaxy Z Fold

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Nokia 9.3 PureView could launch in November 2020

Nokia 9 PureView Review
  • HMD Global is rumored to host a Nokia launch event in November.
  • The event may finally see the launch of the long-awaited Nokia 9.3 PureView.

HMD Global’s Nokia launched its last true flagship smartphone — the Nokia 9 PureView — over a year ago. It wasn’t the brand’s greatest device, but it was undoubtedly a daring departure from the norm. Now, a new report suggests that its long-awaited successor could arrive before the end of the year.

According to a report by Nokia Power User, the Nokia 9.3 PureView could finally make its debut at a rumored “major launch event” in November. The publication’s sources add that the event is still in its “planning phase” and the date is not yet confirmed.

Nokia 9.3 PureView: Late to the party

The next Nokia flagship has become something of an urban legend. The phone was rumored to launch in mid-2019 but

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BSS Market Disclosing Latest and Technology Advancements – 2026 |IBM (NYSE: IBM), Ericsson, Nokia Networks

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Sep 24, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Global BSS Market Size, Status And Forecast 2020-2026

The report begins with an overview of the BSS Market and offers throughout development. It presents a comprehensive analysis of all the regional and major player segments that give closer insights upon present market conditions and future market opportunities along with drivers, trending segments, consumer behavior, pricing factors, and market performance and estimation. The forecast market information, SWOT analysis, BSS market scenario, and feasibility study are the vital aspects analyzed in this report.

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The report presents the market competitive landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendor/key players in the market. Top Companies in the Global BSS Market: IBM (NYSE: IBM), Ericsson, Nokia Networks, Tech Mahindra, Huawei, Wipro,

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Nokia 8.3 Review: A PureView Camera in all but Name

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“A wonderful camera and a long-lasting battery make the Nokia 8.3 desirable, and the Android One software updates and 5G make it a safe buy for the future.”

  • Excellent main and ultra-wide cameras
  • Large, attractive screen
  • Android One software
  • Long battery life
  • No water resistance
  • 60Hz refresh rate screen
  • Weak zoom and macro photos

There was once a time when Nokia ruled the phone camera world, but Huawei, Apple, and Samsung have all come along and become better known for amazing cameras since that time. However, with the Nokia 8.3 it has taken some significant steps forward with the help of long-time partner Zeiss, to the point where I think the phone deserved to wear the famous PureView name, traditionally given to its best performing camera-centric phones.

What’s even better is the phone doesn’t cost $1,000, and yet still comes with tech you need for the future, and guaranteed software

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