Finnish telecommunications colossus Nokia has announced the launch of a number of innovative services aimed at solving the challenges of urbanization which major cities all over the world currently face. The telecommunications vendor has introduced Internet of Things for Smart Cities and Sensing as a Service which showcase the benefits of IoT in building both economically and environmentally sustainable cities.

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Singapore-based Broadcom said it was cutting its offer price for mobile chip maker Qualcomm in the wake of the US firm's increased bid for Dutch rival NXP. Broadcom reduced its offer to $79 a share, which would still be the largest-ever deal in the tech sector if completed at an estimated value of nearly $117 billion.

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Huawei was chosen to build a data center for the Customs in Algeria following a contract signed between the Chinese colossus and the Public Finance Informatics Agency of the Ministry of Finance. This project will be financed by the Fund of Appropriation of ICT Development and Users (Faudtic) of the Ministry of Post, Telecommunications, Technologies and Digital Technology.

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An important technology milestone based on the newly-approved NSA 5G NR (New Radio) standard has been achieved by a group of mobile communications companies. Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, in collaboration with AT&T, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, T-Mobile US, Verizon, and Vodafone, showcased 3GPP-compliant 5G NR multi-vendor interoperability during live demonstrations held in both the Ericsson Lab in Kista, Sweden and the Qualcomm Research lab in New Jersey, USA.

Read more: Qualcomm and Ericsson lead 5G NR multi-vendor interoperability showcase