In its recently-published Mobility Report, Ericsson forecast that the number of 5G mobile subscriptions will surpass 1 billion by the end of 2022. By 2027, that number will grow to 4.4 billion, about three-quarters of the world's population, according to the Swedish tech company.

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Huawei has launched its LEAP digital skills development programme. Announced at its ICT Competition Awards Ceremony, LEAP aims to help advance the ICT skills of more than 100 000 people across the Sub-Saharan Africa region within three years.

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Ericsson and Free in Senegal have collaborated to demonstrate immersive 5G experiences at the Free Senegal Innovation Xperience (FIneX) ceremony. The selected demos include music connect, connected healthcare, connected vehicles and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) for smart homes, primarily focused on the role of 5G in enabling a more intelligent society. The demos also highlight the role of connectivity and cellular technology in driving digital transformation for consumers and industries across Senegal.

Read more: Ericsson and Free in Collaboration to Reveal New 5G Demos

Technology giant Huawei and Tanzania Telecommunications Company Ltd. (TTCL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the deployment of FTTH (fiber to the home), fixed wireless network (4G) and countryside deployment and expansion of mobile network and fixed network.

Read more: Huawei Tanzania and TTCL partner to improve communication technology

In continued efforts to support the growing electric vehicle (EV) segment, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced a next-generation powerline communication (PLC) device, the QCA7006AQ, designed to address the needs for electric vehicle (EV) charging station communications – also known as electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) – that use global Combined Charging System (CCS). The PLC device is based on Qualcomm Technologies’ market proven QCA700X family of products, which have been widely adopted in EV on-board charging units and charging stations across the globe. The QCA7006AQ is compliant with the Home Plug Green PHY (HPGP) specification, which is the leading specification for implementing Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) systems.

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Nokia announced the launch of its cloud-native solution, Adaptive Cloud Networking, to transform service provider cloud networks to be consumable, agile and automated. The comprehensive solution is designed to respond to the unpredictable demands of the 5G era by supercharging a service provider’s data center fabric and seamlessly extending its operations to the edge clouds. This innovation in the way telco clouds are built and operated will enable service providers to reinforce their critical role in the 5G digital network value chain.

Read more: Nokia launches new cloud-native solution for consumable, agile and automated cloud networks

Satellite company SES reported a solid set of first-quarter operating results. The company delivered a strong operational performance in its networks business. Their video business continues to deliver long-term value for customers as demonstrated by the most recent deal announced with long-term partner Sky UK, valued at around €85 million.

Read more: SES releases strong results in Q1 2022

Nokia announced two new software-as-a-service (SaaS) services in the areas of security and analytics, as part of its strategy to give communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises a more flexible and cost-effective way for servicing their customers, and operating and monetizing their networks, as advanced 5G services are rolled out.

Read more: Latest Nokia SaaS services revealed

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