Nokia announced the company’s financial results for the first quarter 2021, registering a strong start to the year with constant currency net sales up 9% year-on-year, driven by strong growth in network infrastructure and solid growth in mobile networks; reported net sales increased 3%.

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Huawei launched six innovative products and services to deliver new levels of efficiency and quality to help developers push new frontiers in the cloud sector.  The announcement was made at the Huawei Developer Conference (HDC.Cloud) 2021 in Shenzhen, China.

Read more: Huawei launches 6 new products to power up Cloud business

Nokia has announced the deployment of its cloud-native convergent charging solution on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate communications service providers (CSPs) migration of business-critical, high frequency charging applications to the public cloud, and to deliver the benefits of the cloud for 5G.

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More than 2000 tertiary students have benefited from a joint ICT training programme between Huawei and South Africa’s Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT). The students hail from more than 20 universities and TVET colleges. More than 900 of the students have additionally benefitted from knowledge sharing and virtual tours to Huawei’s 5G lab in Shenzhen, China.

Read more: Huawei equips South African students with vital 4IR skills

Huawei released its 2020 Annual Report explaining that despite a slowed growth in the past year, the company's business performance was largely in line with forecast. Huawei's sales revenue in 2020 rounded off at CNY891.4 billion, up 3.8% year-on-year, and its net profit reached CNY64.6 billion, up 3.2% year-on-year.

Read more: Huawei 2020 Annual Report: Creating greater value for customers and society

Huawei’s Eco-development department has started a first-of-its-kind initiative to support regional companies that have recently launched their mobile app within the Middle East and Africa regions. They can grow their userbase through Huawei’s official app distribution platform AppGallery that leverages the Huawei Mobile Service Core (HMS).

Read more: Huawei launches new program to support mobile app startups in Middle East, Africa

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