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Ericsson to acquire Microsoft TV unit

Ericsson has acquired Microsoft’s TV solution Mediaroom for an undisclosed sum

Swedish network infrastructure vendor Ericsson has acquired Microsoft’s TV solution Mediaroom for an undisclosed sum. Mediaroom is the technology used by operators such as AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica and Swisscom for their TV offerings. The technology is used on more than 22 million set top boxes worldwide.

The pace of change

Hans Vestberg, CEO, Ericsson

Telecoms.com met with Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg at Mobile World Congress in February. He shared his thoughts on the evolution of the operator and vendor markets and explained that managing the pace of change is his greatest challenge.

Ericsson wins another five-year managed services deal

Serbian operator Vip mobile – part of the Telekom Austria Group – has signed a five year managed services deal with Swedish vendor Ericsson. The agreement covers field maintenance services for access equipment and site infrastructure.

ST, Ericsson make break up plans

ST and Ericsson will go their seperate ways

Struggling chip maker ST-Ericsson is to be shut down and dismantled, parent companies STMicroelectronics and Ericsson said Monday.

Ericsson wins African managed services deal

Ericsson has secured a five-year deal to manage mobile networks across Africa

Swedish infrastructure vendor Ericsson has secured a five-year deal to manage mobile networks across Africa. The firm has signed a managed services contract with Atlantique Telecom, part of the UAE-headquartered Etisalat Group, for the operator’s Western and Central African operations.

ST-Ericsson CEO quits post

ST and Ericsson are going their separate ways

The president and CEO of embattled chip manufacturer ST-Ericsson resigned on Monday as the company’s parents continue to struggle through divorce proceedings.

Telefonica secures $1bn export credit facility from Ericsson

Telefonica has secured a $1bn export credit facility to purchase equipment from Swedish infrastructure vendor Ericsson over the next 10 years

Spanish operator group Telefonica has secured a $1bn export credit facility to purchase equipment from Swedish infrastructure vendor Ericsson over the next 10 years.

Chasing Change: Innovation in BSS

Jaco Fourie, senior expert in BSS at Ericsson

Mobile operators need to know how to innovate in mobile broadband pricing and transformation is needed both in outlook and systems to make this happen, says Jaco Fourie, senior BSS expert at Ericsson.

Billion-dollar managed services deals shake up Indian market

India's 2G spectrum reauction has begun today

Last week Indian operator Reliance Communications announced a $1bn eight-year managed services deal with Ericsson, transferring network operations and management to Ericsson in Northern and Western states of India.

This follows hot on the heels of a parallel $1bn eight-year managed services contract announced in January with Alcatel-Lucent, transferring network operations and management to Alcatel-Lucent in Southern and Eastern states of India.

Life of the party

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This week the The Informer’s phone has been ringing off the hook with event invitations, gossip and briefing opportunities for Mobile World Congress; he’s been fielding more phone calls than Findus.

VimpelCom signs Ericsson’s first managed services contract in Russia

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Russian operator VimpelCom has signed a five-year managed services contract with Ericsson. The Swedish vendor’s first major managed services contract in Russia sees it managing Vimpelcom’s network operations at more than 10,000 sites.

Tele2 expands European backhaul network

Ericsson will expand and upgrade Tele2's mobile backhaul network throughout Europe

Swedish operator group Tele2 has enlisted the services of compatriot Ericsson to expand and upgrade its mobile backhaul network throughout Europe. The infrastructure vendor will provide Tele2 with its Mini-Link series of microwave radio solutions as well as professional support services and training.

Ericsson’s Q4 loss halves full year profit

Ericsson has posted a SEK6.3bn ($998m) net loss for 4Q12

Swedish network infrastructure vendor Ericsson has posted a SEK6.3bn ($998m) net loss for 4Q12, bringing the firm’s net income for the full year down to SEK5.9bn, less than half of the SEK12.6bn it recorded for 2011. Sales for the quarter improved by five per cent year on year to SEK66.9bn, and remained flat for the full year at SEK227.8bn.

Ericsson picks up IT services expertise

Swedish equipment manufacturer Ericsson has announced its intention to acquire the IT services capabilities of the Devoteam Telecom & Media operation in France.

Ericsson to test and verify AT&T devices

Ericsson will test and verify AT&T's devices

US operator AT&T has called on Swedish vendor Ericsson to provide testing and verification for the devices it sells. Ericsson will test the performance for each manufacturer’s device to ensure they are compatible with regulatory and international carrier requirements and networks.

Toyota and Ford showcase connected car technologies at CES

Toyota and Ford are both showcasing connected car technologies at CES in Las Vegas

Connected cars are becoming an increasingly important opportunity for mobile operators and auto manufacturers Toyota and Ford will be showcasing new technologies at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week.

Ericsson takes $1.2bn hit on ST-Ericsson

Ericsson is incurring a $1.2bn charge related to its stake in JV ST-Ericsson

Ericsson said that the charge includes write down of assets to reflect the current best estimate of Ericsson’s share of the market value of the firm, as well as additional charges related to the available strategic options for the future of ST-Ericsson’s assets.

Volvo teams with Ericsson on connected cars

Volvo aims to be a leader in the connected car space

Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has announced it will use local infrastructure vendor Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud solution in order to allow drivers, passengers and the car to connect to services available in the cloud.

A tale of two strategies

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Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson have implemented contrasting strategies, one favouring specialisation and the other strength in breadth.

SDN the answer to network strain, says Ovum

SDN will make future networks more flexible, scalable and intelligent, according to Ovum

With traditional network architectures struggling to cope with more dynamic applications and services, software-defined networking (SDN) provides the answer to operators’ woes, according to research firm Ovum. The company believes SDN will be key in enabling future networks to become more flexible, scalable and intelligent.

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