May 24, 2019
The daily brief: 24 May 2019
Finnish game streaming platform Hatch is collaborating with Vodafone to bring 5G cloud gaming to European markets.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Hatch, Nokia and Valmet make headlines.
Hatch is bringing 5G cloud gaming to European markets with Vodafone, Nokia is commercialising technology with GE Licensing and helping U Mobile expand mobile data services in Malaysia, and Valmet wins supply orders in India and Sweden.
Finnish cloud gaming pioneer and Rovio subsidiary Hatch is collaborating with Vodafone to bring 5G cloud gaming to select European markets. The collaboration will start with Vodafone’s mobile customers in the UK, with more European markets to follow. All Vodafone pay-monthly customers in the UK will have free access to Hatch Premium for three months from 3 July, when Vodafone switches on its 5G network. Hatch is built for 5G and allows gamers to play over 100 games instantly without downloads, updates, ads or in-game purchases.
Nokia has partnered with GE Licensing to commercialise its technologies and intellectual property in markets beyond telecommunications. Many of the inventions have been developed at Nokia Bell Labs, and the partnership will first focus on exploring the potential of the lab’s SDM optical technology in medical imaging. Nokia is also helping U Mobile to expand the delivery of mobile data services across Malaysia by deploying its single radio access network (RAN) and other technologies. The two companies are also planning to collaborate on a 5G live network trial later this year.
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Valmet will deliver a new recovery boiler and ash leaching plant to ITC in India. The new boiler will replace three existing boilers at ITC’s Bhadrachalam pulp mill upon its scheduled start-up in late 2021. An order of this type is usually worth 50–60 million euros. Valmet will also supply a green liquor clarifier to Stora Enso’s mill in Skoghall, Sweden. The value of the order has not been disclosed.