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Nokia fleshes out network deployment skills with second acquisition

Nice specialises in 3D modelling for network planning

In an acquisition double whammy that took place at the end of last week, Nokia Networks revealed that it picked up a second company, Israel-based Nice Systems, also for an undisclosed sum. The geolocation specialist will give Nokia enhancements in the planning and optimisation of mobile networks, the company said.

NSN signs carrier aggregation and CDN deals in Asia

The low penetration in Asia-Pacific is due to its broad, diverse and fragmented make-up

Network infrastructure vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks has announced two deals in the Asia-Pacific region. It has delivered multi-band carrier aggregation technology to Taiwan Mobile and signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese content and application delivery solutions provider ChinaCache.

NSN appoints Southern Africa head

Deon Geyser, head of NSN's Southern African sub-region

Infrastructure vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has appointed Deon Geyser as head of the Southern African sub-region, who has rejoined the firm from international operator group Millicom Cellular International, which is parent to the Tigo brand in Africa and Latin America.

Telecom Italia to double peak data with HSUPA

Telecom Italia has tested High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA 16QAM) technology with infrastructure vendor NSN

Telecom Italia has found it can double its network’s peak data rate, and vastly increase network capacity using High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) technology from infrastructure vendor NSN.

Apple CFO to retire; ex-NSN CFO to take the helm

Apple CFO Peter Offenheimer is to retire with former NSN CFO Luca Maestri his successor

iPhone maker Apple has announced that its senior vice president and CFO Peter Oppenheimer will retire at the end of September this year. He will be replaced by current vice president of finance and corporate controller Luca Maestri, who prior to joining Apple held the role of CFO at network infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks (now Nokia Solutions and Networks) as well as document management firm Xerox.

Tele2 Sweden deploys NSN customer experience management solution

NSN will provide EE with its Single RAN Advanced solution

European operator group Tele2’s Swedish subsidiary has called on Finnish infrastructure vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) for a customer experience management solution to provide it with insight into network performance based on service quality, service usage and real-time traffic information.

Optus builds ‘gigasite’ across six frequency bands

Optus has begun testing what it claims to be the world’s first TD-LTE Advanced carrier aggregation

Australian carrier Optus this week claimed to have attained a blistering 1.7Gbps downlink speed on a live site using carrier aggregation technologies across HSPA+, FDD LTE and TD-LTE.

Big show in Barcelona focuses on small cells

The run up to MWC has seen several equipment vendors gearing up their small cell strategy as operators move on from plugging coverage gaps to boosting their service offerings with the technology.

EE taps NSN for next phase of LTE rollout

UK operator EE has dropped Huawei and called on NSN to supply technology for the next phase of its LTE rollout. NSN will provide EE with its Single RAN Advanced solution, enabling EE to run different radio technologies using single, multi-purpose hardware.

NSN, Huawei make first move on OSS interface interoperability

The OSSii is moving slowly

NSN and Huawei have become the first vendors to cross licence their OSS interfaces as part of a multi vendor interoperability initiative announced last year.

Saudi’s STC renews NSN contract

STC has renewed its managed services contract with infrastructure vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks

Saudi Arabian operator STC has renewed its managed services contract with infrastructure vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) which will see the Finnish firm continue to provide network planning and optimisation, network and service operations and hardware and software services for STC’s Al Jawal network in Saudi Arabia. The contract covers STC’s GSM, 3G and LTE networks that are within NSN’s footprint.

Nokia sees sales slump

Nokia has revealed it saw a 17 per cent year on year drop in net sales for the full year 2013 yet managed to turn in an operating profit of €519m

Struggling handset maker Nokia saw a 17 per cent year on year drop in net sales for full year 2013, yet managed to turn in an operating profit of €519m versus an €821m operating loss in 2012.

VimpelCom selects NSN to supply LTE kit in Russia

VimpelCom has selected infrastructure vendor NSN to supply equipment for its LTE radio access network in some regions of Russia

European operator group VimpelCom has selected infrastructure vendor NSN to supply equipment for its LTE radio access network in some regions of Russia. NSN has signed a five year deal covering central Russia, south Russia, Siberia and most of the Volga and Ural regions.

NSN chairman to step down

Infrastructure vendor NSN (Nokia Solutions and Networks) has announced that executive chairman Jesper Ovesen will step down from his role. Ovesen will depart upon the closing of the transaction this quarter, when tech giant Microsoft acquires Nokia’s devices and services business.

SK Telecom trials virtualised packet core

SK Telecom has demonstrated a complete Evolved Packet Core virtualization proof-of-concept

South Korean LTE pioneer SK Telecom has demonstrated a virtualiased Evolved Packet Core proof-of-concept implementation. Teaming up with infrastructure vendor NSN the operator showed successful results for capacity scaling for both throughput and signalling traffic in connection with smartphone usage patterns.

E-Plus calls on NSN for security

E-Plus has implemented NSN's security solution

German mobile operator E-Plus, in the process of being acquired by operator group Telefónica, has implemented a 3GPP-compliant security solution to deliver a safer mobile broadband experience for its subscribers.

NSN, China Mobile cooperate on 5G broadband tech

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Infrastructure vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has teamed up with China Mobile’s Research Institute (CMRI) to further their cooperation on research and standardisation of LTE and 5G mobile broadband technologies.

It’s outrageous!

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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.

NSN reports drop in sales; scores Brazil and China contract wins

NSN has seen a 24 per cent year on year drop in sales in  3Q13

Infrastructure vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) announced that its 3Q13 sales have dropped 24 per cent year on year to reach €2.59m.

NSN extends Juniper partnership to security solutions

NSN and Juniper Networks have extended their partnership

Infrastructure vendor NSN has extended its partnership with network solutions provider Juniper Networks to deliver a portfolio of mobile IP solutions to operators. The two firms already have a long-term partnership in place and the recent agreement extends upon that deal to now cover secure IP connectivity for high-performance mobile broadband networks using jointly-developed solutions.

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