As previously disclosed, Ericsson has been co-operating voluntarily since 2013 with an investigation by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and, since 2015, with an investigation by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) into Ericsson’s compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the process is still ongoing. The investigation covers a period ending Q1 2017 and revealed breaches of the Company’s Code of Business Ethics and the FCPA in six countries: China, Djibouti, Indonesia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam.

Read more: Ericsson estimates cost and makes provision to settle US corruption probes

Focus Softnet, the leading software development and enterprise applications provider, announced that it is partnering with Tata Communications, the leading global digital infrastructure provider to host its cloud-based ERP solutions on the IZO™ Private Cloud platform. Tata Communications' IZO™ Private Cloud platform is enabling Focus Softnet to offer its cloud-based ERP solutions either as a public cloud SaaS solution or as a private cloud option.

Read more: Focus Softnet and Tata Communications collaborate on IZO™ Private Cloud platform

Effective September 1, 2019, Fadi Pharaon is appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa at Ericsson, and member of Ericsson’s Executive Team, reporting to the CEO. Fadi Pharaon currently holds the position as Vice President, Networks & Managed Services within Ericsson’s Market Area Europe & Latin America.

Read more: Ericsson executive to succeed Rafiah Ibrahim officially appointed

Nokia has announced inter-connect carrier Gulf Bridge International (GBI) will use the Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution to offer their enterprise customers optimized connectivity between branches and private and public clouds. Customers within GBI's 26+ country presence can reduce their operational overhead with the new service. This deal marks the first extension of a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) to the public cloud in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

Read more: GBI, Nuage Networks and Nokia collaborate to provide new cloud network service in MEA region

Huawei, a brand known and loved for its smartphones that cater to every kind of user, has always seen great appreciation for its EMUI platform. Packed to the brim with unique features that are targeted for every type of customer, the EMUI platform is known for its smooth operations and flawless execution of its unique features.

Read more: Huawei enabling smart life through latest smartphone software

Nokia and the Finnish National Committee for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UNICEF Kenya have launched a shared-value partnership during this year’s Nairobi Innovation Week, to increase equitable access to digital literacy for some of the most disadvantaged children in Kenya.

Read more: Nokia and UNICEF launch partnership to boost digital literacy in primary schools in Kenya