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Nokia selects Aricent to develop their FastMile network termination equipment

Aricent announced a technology partnership with Nokia, to design and develop the Nokia FastMile home outdoor modem and indoor router. Ajeet Khunger, business development lead at Aricent, said: "Our working relationship with Nokia spans over a decade and FastMile is the outcome of innovation in both technology and business models. To get there, Aricent partnered with Nokia R&D and our ecosystem partners, Qualcomm and Foxconn to envision the future of consumer broadband."

Nokia launches new platform for IoT services

Nokia has launched a new multi-tenant, multi-protocol, standards-based platform platform for IoT devices, called Intelligent Management Platform for All Connected Things or IMPACT. The platform can handle every aspect of machine-to-machine (M2M) connections, from data collection, event processing, device management, data contextualization, to analytics for any device, any protocol, and across any application. Device management capabilities cover firmware and software updates, reset and reboot, configuration control commands, and device discovery. Deployment models include cloud/SaaS and on-premises. Impact manages over 1.5 billion devices for 300+ service providers, says Nokia.

Gainspeed to be acquired by Nokia

Nokia is acquiring Gainspeed, a Sunnyvale, California-based start-up specializing in DAA (Distributed Access Architecture) solutions for the cable industry, via its Virtual CCAP (Converged Cable Access Platform) product line. Gainspeed was founded in 2012 and is privately held. It is located in Sunnyvale, California, and has approximately 70 employees. The company is being advised on the planned transaction by Evercore. The deal is expected to close in Q3 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.

Rivada Networks announces team partners in FirstNet LTE network bid

Rivada Mercury, a U.S. company formed by global communications companies, have announced the team that is bidding to build America's first nationwide 4G LTE broadband wireless network for public safety. The team includes Rivada Networks, Harris Corporation, Ericsson, Nokia, Intel Security, Fujitsu Network Communications, and Black & Veatch. Together, these organizations have proposed to build a nationwide LTE network in the 700 MHz spectrum licensed to FirstNet. Joe Euteneuer, CEO, Rivada Mercury, said,  "Our team's approach to FirstNet offers many benefits for America's public safety community, namely we will provide public safety with a purpose-built Band 14 network and immediate turn-key access to the largest non-Band 14 coverage footprint in the U.S."

Microsoft To Eliminate 18,000 Jobs

Microsoft is eliminating 18,000 jobs as part of a corporate restructuring. The job cuts, which will lead to a reduction of about 14 per cent of the company's workforce, is also the largest in its 39-year history. In a statement, the company said the corporate restructuring is expected to simplify the organization, and most of the cuts, across roughly 12,500 professional and factory positions, will be from Nokia. Microsoft acquired the handset-maker in September, last year. The initial round of job cuts will be complete by April 25, with the cuts expected to be substantially complete by Dec. 31, 2014, and fully completed by June 30, 2015. Microsoft expects to incur pre-tax charges of $1.1 billion to $1.6 billion over the next four quarters, including $750 million to $800...

Apple Hires Nokia’s Photography Head

Lumia photography lead with Nokia, Ari Partinen, is moving to Apple. Mr. Partinen announced the move in a Twitter post.

Nokia Appoints Rajeev Suri President And CEO

Nokia has appointed Rajeev Suri as President and CEO of the company. Mr. Suri joined Nokia in 1995 and has held a wide range of leadership positions in the company. Since October of 2009, he has served as CEO of NSN, the former joint venture between Nokia and Siemens that is now fully owned by Nokia. Risto Siilasmaa, chairman of the Nokia board of directors, who has also been serving as an interim CEO, will return to focusing exclusively on his role as chairman. On April 25, 2014, Stephen Elop, Jo Harlow, Juha Putkiranta, Timo Toikkanen, and Chris Weber stepped down from the Nokia leadership team and transferred to Microsoft.  A new Group Leadership Team has been formed within Nokia, that includes; Rajeev Suri as President and CEO...

Foxconn, Lenovo, LG To Make Windows Phone Devices

Microsoft says it is working with Foxconn, Gionee, Lava (Xolo), Lenovo, LG, Longcheer, JSR, Karbonn and ZTE to develop on the Windows Phone platform. Existing Windows Phone manufacturers include Nokia, Samsung, HTC, and Huawei.

Kaltura Raises $47 Million

Open source online video platform Kaltura has raised $47 million. The financing round was led by new investors SAP Ventures, Nokia Growth Partners, Commonfund Capital, and Brazil-based Gera Ventures. Existing investors .406 Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners, Intel Capital, Mitsui, and Silicon Valley Bank also participated. Kaltura says it will use the additional capital to further accelerate product development, and extend operations into Brazil, Mexico, China, Japan, Australia, Singapore, and Korea.

Nokia Launches Tablet, New Smartphones

Nokia has launched its first tablet, and a range of new phones, including large-screen models. The line up of new devices include Nokia's Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520, a portfolio of large screen Lumia smartphones, the Lumia 1520 and 1320, and three new Asha models - including the first 3G device in the Asha Platform family of smartphones. Stephen Elop (Executive vice president, Devices & Services, Nokia): Today we're inviting people around the world to switch to Nokia. Here's a quick look at the new Nokia devices: Lumia 2520: The Lumia 2520 has a 10.1-inch HD display, and combines both 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity. It sports a 6.7MP camera, and Zeiss optics, which the company says lets people take pictures even in low light. The Lumia 2520 runs...

Nokia Launches Crowd Mapping Project In India

Here, a Nokia business, is launching a community mapping pilot program in India, the first major country where Here will combine its industrial data collection methods with a crowd mapping initiative. With a team of more than 1,000 people in India, using Map Creator, a Here tool that allows people to add information to the map, the regional Here will work directly with handpicked local experts from more than a dozen universities around the country, such as Mount Carmel College in Bangalore and the SAL Institute of Technology in Ahmedabad, says Nokia.

Nokia Shows How To Use The Android KitKat (And Its Not Pretty)

Finnish giant Nokia just tweeted a picture of exactly how users ought to be using their Android KitKat phones (a Samsung model, in this case).

Microsoft Just Bought A Huge Chunk Of Nokia In A €5.44B Deal

Microsoft just bought a huge chunk of Nokia. The Redmond giant is in the process of purchasing all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, and will license Nokia’s patents, including the company's mapping services. Microsoft will pay 3.79 billion euros to purchase Nokia’s Devices & Services business. The company is paying an additional 1.65 billion euros to license Nokia’s patents, for a total transaction price of 5.44 billion euros in cash. Steve Ballmer (Chief executive officer, Microsoft):  It’s a bold step into the future – a win-win for employees, shareholders and consumers of both companies. Bringing these great teams together will accelerate Microsoft’s share and profits in phones, and strengthen the overall opportunities for both Microsoft and our partners across our entire family of devices and...

British Kids Getting Mobile Phones By Five, Finds Study

More than a million British kids get their first mobile phone by the time they’re five years old, according to research from UK-based price comparison site uSwitch.com.  According to the study, the typical British child gets their first handset by the age of 12, costing just £125 on average, which is a little more than half of what parents spend on their own mobile devices. When shopping for handsets, parents will spend £246 on themselves, while they’ll pay an average £125 on their kids’ phones – enough to cover the cost of an entry-level smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy Ace or BlackBerry Curve 9320, according to the study. 15% of kids under 16 have mobiles worth more than their parents’. SIM-free handsets above the £245 mark...

Facebook Leads Partnership To Bridge Digital Divide

Over 4.5 billion of the 7 billion people on Earth don't have Internet access. Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, and a champion of immigration reforms with fwd.us, is now working towards bridging that digital divide. Mr. zuckerberg has launched Internet.org, a global partnership with the goal of making Internet access available to the 'next 5 billion people'. The founding members and partners of Internet.org also include Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, Opera Software, and Samsung. The goal of Internet.org is "to make internet access available to the two-thirds of the world who are not yet connected, and to bring the same opportunities to everyone that the connected third of the world has today" according to a statement released by the social networking giant. Mr. Zuckerberg also released...