CommsWire - 5 June 2019


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Swedish firm EQT Infrastructure ends takeover talks with Vocus
Swedish private equity firm EQT Infrastructure has ended talks with Vocus Communications over a possible takeover which valued the company at A$3.3 billion, the Australian firm says.

BT selects Juniper Networks to underpin 5G cloud capability
British Telecommunications has selected Juniper Networks to deliver its network cloud infrastructure which the telco says will pave the way for its network rollout across the UK and globally.

Nokia claims it has done 42 5G deals worldwide
Finnish telecommunications equipment vendor Nokia says it has won 42 5G commercial deals around the globe, with recent wins in South America, the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

US-China spat seen pushing smartphone shipments down by 3.1% in 2019
Smartphone shipments in 2019 are predicted to reach 1.35 billion units, a year-on-year fall of 3.1%, the research firm Canalys says, adding that this reflects a lowered forecast due to the increasing uncertainty that a trade deal will be reached by the US and China.

Google says wrongly applied configuration change caused outage
The outage that Google experienced on Monday AEST was caused by a configuration change that was pushed out to more servers than intended, the company says in a blog post.

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