It’s a bit of a Daily Mail headline but it captures the sentiment expressed by web giant Google this week after the emergence of a ‘top secret Post-it note’ suggesting the NSA hacked the data links between Google’s private cloud and the public internet in order to access Google-hosted information.
Swedish infrastructure vendor Ericsson is facing an investigation from the Indian Competition Commission for breaching the Indian Competition Act. Local handset manufacturer Micromax has alleged that the vendor has demanded “unfair, discriminatory and exorbitant royalty” for its patents regarding GSM technology.
The number of global mobile subscriptions is expected to reach 9.3 billion by 2019, according to infrastructure vendor Ericsson. The vendor’s latest Mobility Report also reveals that of the 9.3 billion subscriptions, more than 60 per cent – 5.6 billion – will be for smartphones.
Smartphone users do not see mobile operators as the natural providers of a range of key future services, according to research published by network equipment provider Ericsson. The Swedish vendor’s ConsumerLab research division surveyed smartphone users in Sao Paolo, Beijing, New York, London and Tokyo to gauge demand for a range of future services related to aspects of city life that drive satisfaction and dissatisfaction. Survey respondents favoured vertical specialists as providers of mobile services related to their sectors.
Australian operator Telstra as completed what it claims is the world’s first LTE Broadcast session on a commercial LTE network.
Ericsson – Ulf Ewaldsson, Chief Technology Officer speaks at Broadband World Forum on Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Network performance is the biggest barrier to new services and innovation, according to Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson, who opened the Broadband World Forum keynote on day two of the event.
Middle East operator group Zain has called on kit vendor Ericsson to manage, plan and optimise its network in Bahrain. The four year managed services deal will result in improved network stability and quality for the operator, said Ericsson.
New Zealand will soon have a choice of LTE service providers as Telecom New Zealand gears up to launch 4G services in November this year.
Experience with IT is moving to the forefront in managed services and outsourcing deals as operators seek to enhance the customer experience with more tightly integrated networks and business processes. Telecoms.com recently met with Luigi Migliaccio, global head of IT managed services at Ericsson, who explained how the back office silos that persist in large operators are killing the company.
Canadian operator Rogers Communications has tapped Polish software vendor Comarch for a solution that allows it to offer a new loyalty programme to customers. Meanwhile Orange Switzerland has signed a BSS supply and managed service deal with Ericsson.
In order to stay ahead of the curve and enjoy new revenue streams from cloud services the mobile industry will need to invest substantially more than it does today, according to Ericsson’s chief technology officer Ulf Ewaldsson.
Russian operator Rostelecom has deployed what it claims is one of the world’s largest operator content delivery networks (CDN). The network sees the deployment of content servers in 30 major Russian cities by Swedish infrastructure vendor Ericsson, which said that the platform will enable Rostelecom to create sustainable businesses in partnership with over the top (OTT) service providers.
Swedish infrastructure vendor Ericsson has acquired the EV-DO (Enhanced Voice-Data Optimized) business of small cell specialist Airvana Network Solutions. The deal sees Massachusetts based Airvana, which has traditionally been a supplier of EV-DO software to Ericsson, transfer its 38 EV-DO specialist staff to the vendor.
Network infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent has won its largest LTE agreement in Western Europe to date from Telefónica Spain.
Swedish ICT technology and services provider Ericsson announced Monday that it is planning to construct three new research and development centres that will focus on delivering interoperability testing services for new technologies underpinning cloud services.
South Korean operator SK Telecom has announced two deals with European kit vendors as it looks to expand and develop its network services. The operator has expanded its LTE-Advanced service across South Korea using equipment supplied by Ericsson and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with German radio test and measurement equipment manufacturer Rohde & Schwarz to develop next-generation antenna technologies.
Marketing Director, TV & Media, Ericsson: “The growth of mobile network traffic has created a significant challenge for mobile operators”
Following the successful LTE Awards 2013, we speak to Alexander Sem, Marketing Director, TV & Media, Ericsson, winners of the Most Innovative LTE Application/Service category.
The disintegrating joint venture between STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, ST-Ericsson, has completed its restructuring and the transfer of business, assets and employees to Ericsson, STMicroelectronics and third party buyers.
Continuing its lengthy acquisition spree, Ericsson this week entered into an agreement to acquire Canadian BSS consulting and systems integration company Telcocell.