News Scan: EU to invest close to $1B in 5G; Apple could sell 75M iPhone 6s by year end; more


>> EU takes lead in 5G deployment, invests close to $1B

The European Union is investing €700 million ($940 million) in 5G over the next seven years, according to Nitin Bhas, an analyst with Juniper Research. London Mayor Boris Johnson predicts that his city will be one of the first to offer 5G mobile service, which is expected to be available by 2020. Read more

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>> Apple to sell close to 75M iPhone 6 smartphones by end of year

Apple could sell close to 75 million iPhone 6s by the end of the year, predicts RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani. Supply chain data indicates that Apple is asking suppliers to provide as many as 80 million iPhone 6s before the end of the year, according to a report on Daryanani's estimates by AppleInsider. Read more

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>> Enterprises need to let go of mobility fears, says Dell chief

Enterprises have been hesitant to fully embrace mobility and BYOD, but that hesitation is holding them back, says Sean Wisdom, global director of mobility solutions at Dell. Strong mobile policies and secure technology can bring productivity benefits to firms while addressing security and complexity concerns of IT staff, Wisdom tells eWeek. Read more

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>> HP in talks with Google about enterprise mobility offering

Not to be outdone by Apple and IBM, Hewlett-Packard is in talks with Google about enabling the Google Now "virtual assistant" for the enterprise, The Information reports. "The idea is for employees to be able to ask their Android device for company information such as financial data or product inventory information in the same way they do routine personal searches for weather, traffic or restaurant locations," the report relates. Read more

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>> Legal firms drop reluctance to store documents in public cloud

Public cloud storage provider Box said that the world's largest law firm, DLA Piper, and law firms Hinshaw & Culbertson, Perkins Coie and Stoel Rives, are now using Box to store legal content in the cloud. In addition, Box has inked eDiscovery partnership agreements with HBR Consulting and Recommind and Logikcull. Read more

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