Mobile Industry Live: April 2021


Lutz Schuler

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Lutz Schüler can be CEO of Virgin Media-O2 Three way partnership

Telefonica and Liberty International have confirmed that Virgin Media CEO Lutz Schüler can be chief government of the deliberate three way partnership between their UK subsidiaries. Schüler joined Virgin Media from Liberty’s German cable enterprise Unitymedia in 2018, first as COO after which CEO from June 2019. O2 CFO Patricia Cobian will carry out the identical function on the enlarged firm.

Juho Sarvikas

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Former HMD exec joins Qualcomm

Juho Sarvikas has mentioned he’ll assume the place of VP and President of North America at Qualcomm – two weeks after stepping down as Chief Product Officer at HMD International. The latter manufactures Nokia units below licence.  

Richard Woodward

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Three alumnus Richard Woodward joins Hyperoptic

Richard Woodward is the brand new CFO at full fibre altnet Hyperoptic. Woodward held the identical place at Three for greater than a decade, alongside his obligations as Chief Business Officer.

LG Chocolate

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LG will cease making cellphones

LG will not make new cellphones and can as an alternative deal with different areas of the trade comparable to AI, related house expertise and 6G. LG was as soon as the world’s third greatest telephone maker however had struggled to stay aggressive lately, with the unit dropping billions of dollars.

Optical fiber

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SSE Enterprise Telecoms is now Neos Networks

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has rebranded as Neos Networks – the identify of the corporate that SSE purchased again in 2022. Neos is presently in the course of a serious community construct programme and hopes to succeed in greater than 680,00zero UK postcodes with fibre by the tip of 2021.  


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Ericsson opens 5G lab in Canada

A brand new ‘Ericsson Open Lab’ has been opened in Ottawa Canada to supply an area for it to collaborate with prospects and different companions on the event of virtualised Radio Entry Community (vRAN) applied sciences. The preliminary focus can be on Cloud RAN merchandise, and the ability can be obtainable just about.