What does it all mean from a layman point of view? How does Nokia make money from it?
Nokia Networks has announced the appointment of Marko Lius as the head of Bangladesh. In his new assignment, he has been entrusted with the responsibility of managing and overseeing the company’s operations in Bangladesh and representing the business to key external stakeholders in close collusion with the country management team.
Having joined Nokia in 1989, Marko has held several managerial positions within the sales domain in the company. In his last role, Marko was heading Networks System Solution Engagement for the Asia-Pacific region. His efforts have been instrumental in further strengthening the company’s business relationship with customers in Bangladesh and Asia.
Marko will report to Harald Preiss, head of Asia North at Nokia Networks.
Welcoming him to the new role, Preiss said: “With his extensive experience and strong relationship management skills, Marko will play a crucial role in terms of further driving Nokia Networks’ business momentum in Bangladesh.”
Sharing his views on the new assignment, Lius said: “I am committed to the successful implementation of our strategy and initiatives in Bangladesh and further enhancing our relationship with domestic customers, with the objective of reinforcing Nokia Networks’ image as the preferred network supplier in the country’s telecommunications industry.”
Born in Keuruu, Finland, Marko holds a graduate degree in Information Technology from the Kymenlaakso Polytechnic.
by Martha Degrasse
Genband has been an early mover in the integration of Wi-Fi into its offerings for wireless carriers and equipment makers. The company’s newest wireless access gateway supports Hotspot 2.0 and adds standards-based ePDG functionality for untrusted public Wi-Fi access and S2a mobility over GTP gateway functionality for trusted carrier Wi-Fi access.
“With the evolution of voice and messaging services, like VoWiFi, the combination of Nokia’s and Genband’s solution is an effective way to ensure agility and flexibility for our customers,” said Thorsten Robrecht, vice president of Nokia Networks.
Equipment providers are eager to help operators offload cellular traffic to Wi-Fi and offer voice-over-Wi-Fi as well. Last week Cisco announced the addition of HD voice to its Wi-Fi access points, saying that voice-over-Wi-Fi will be particularly attractive to smaller operators who do not have deep spectrum holdings or robust LTE networks.
Earlier this year Taqua purchased Kineto to facilitate voice-over-Wi-Fi for service providers. Taqua makes wireless gateways that include Wi-Fi connectivity, and Kineto makes the device-side clients that help users move from cellular to Wi-Fi networks.
" ... US-based Lockheed Martin has patented a graphene membrane for water filtration, but plans for scale-up are still unconfirmed. Meanwhile, the UK is still years away from bulk production. Ledetta Asfa-Wossen reports.
It’s that old chestnut, how do you translate two Nobel prizes into high value-added manufacturing? Professor Andrea Ferrari, Head of the Graphene Centre at the University of Cambridge, UK, laid down a few home truths at the HVM Graphene event. ‘The 2010 Nobel prize was awarded for the physics behind the material, [not its manufacture]’. Ferrari added that while early graphite production methods date back to 1896, graphene was only proposed as a material in 1947 and not fully explored until 2004. But even so, he said the UK needs to step up focus on end products. ‘All the touchscreens in the world probably amount to 10kg of graphene. The material costs nothing. The money to be made is from the product.’
The most commercially feasible types of graphene were noted to come in three forms – as an oxide, monolayer film or graphene nanoplatelets (GNP). The material’s strength and flexibility, due to its high Young modulus (220kgm-3) and tensile strength (~130GPa), make it an ideal candidate for flexible electronics, MEMS resonators and sensors. Dr Richard van Rijn, of University of Cambridge spin-off Applied Nanolayers (AN), explained, ‘Graphene electrons have high electron mobility that is fit for a host of chip and transistor technologies where graphene can replace or be added to silicon. High thermal conductivity (5,000Wm-1K-1) also makes it a heat sink for electronic circuits.’
Graphene synthesis methods
Of growing importance, added Rijn, is the use of graphene as a transparent conductor, to replace indium tin oxide in touchscreens. Another R&D area that is seeing growth is optical applications as graphene-based lasers, where around 2.3% absorption of white light can be absorbed through a single layer ... "
Great detective work by NPU! I think he also reported that Nokia was issued a patent for a graphene humidity sensor last year so they are not limiting themselves to imaging sensors but it is a natural place to start since they already did much of the groundbreaking work on Pureview in the areas of imaging sensor, OIS, signal processing, and imaging software.
Nokia started working on graphene in 2006 soon after it became practicable enough to be produced in a UK lab in 2004. The 2 Russian-born scientists who accomplished this later won the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics. The center of Nokia's nanomaterial, advanced sensor and quantum technologies research is in Cambridge.
Right now I would put a placeholder estimate of 18-36 months for Nokia to take their graphene prototypes from the lab to pilot production with the time frame for pilot production to mass production dependent on the technical issues they encounter along the way. Graphene is a novel two-dimensional single layer of carbon atoms that is very difficult to work with using conventional manufacturing techniques.
Started watching the web cast this Sunday which was a bad idea because I am also a football fan. Didn't get to the Ramzi presentation but did hear Suri mention graphene when mentioning some work being done on various R&D projects. If Ramzi then included mention in his presentation they were cooordinated comments. Now we see their job search for an optical engineer is not a coincidence. Exciting to hear mention of licensing or mass production of such an end product or technology.
Hey JD, did you watch the CMD. Ramzi might have thrown a few hints at this technology. Said he's seen some pretty exciting things Nokia is working towards.
Kamal November 25, 2014
"Nokia has been spearheading the research on wonder-material, Graphene. One of the most interesting use of Graphene is in creating high-performance (Graphene is 1000 times more sensitive to light than sensors used now) yet very slim photo-sensors, that can be used in imaging. We have in past reported Nokia owning patent on making a “Camera sensor” using Graphene.
Now, a job opening confirms that Nokia has moved to prototyping phase of “Graphene based sensors”. It is not only planning to prototype “optical sensor products” and “complex optoelectronic systems” and even talks about pilot and mass-production.
An expert in optoelectronics, you will be responsible for developing graphene devices to create the basis for a range of optical sensor products. To do this you will design, model and characterize complex optoelectronic systems as well as work with the processing team to fabricate the devices and to ensure that they are capable of volume production.
Since you will be involved in the scale-up of lab-based demonstrations to pilot production, you will be expected to create and execute test programmes both independently and also in collaboration with colleagues and external partners. Careful documentation and report writing will be essential.
Whether Nokia will be planning to license and manufacture or will enter into mass-production of these sensors, is yet to be known, but it will certainly be exciting, if Nokia brings break-though imaging enhancements to the market.
wow, apple really stole Nokia's market huh? Maybe Nokia didn't ask for enough when it agreed to license to apple its IP in 2011....700B wow...poor nokia, what 29B? hehe
Nokia Corp. has raised the long term margin target for its main telecom network business and said revenue is likely to grow next year. Read here for more :- beatpennystocksDOTcom
The announcement by the Finnish mobile-equipment maker how it has bounced back since selling its loss-making handset business to Microsoft Corp. and undertaking a period of extensive restructuring, when it cut around a quarter of its total staff. Read here for more :- beatpennystocksDOTcom
Sentiment: Strong Sell