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Carriers will be barred from installing new Huawei equipment from September next year while the purchase of new equipment will be banned earlier in January. Existing equipment can be overhauled.
Huawei has reported that the U.S. government has returned hardware to it that was seized back in 2017. The Chinese firm has dropped a lawsuit it filed in June over the matter as a result.
After the ban on Huawei products in the U.S., officials and company execs have denied spying allegations, stating the U.S. has no proof. China is also working on a list of "unreliable" foreign firms.
Nokia has been working on a digital assistant for a while but it won't compete with Microsoft's Cortana or Apple's Siri. Instead, it will cater to telecommunications operators.
Microsoft is being sued by the Belgian state for failing to provide authorities with Skype data in a criminal case, but the company is arguing such rules don't apply because Skype is not a carrier.