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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Infrastructure vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) announced that its 3Q13 sales have dropped 24 per cent year on year to reach €2.59m.
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.
South Korean LTE pioneer SK Telecom this week completed lab tests of NSN’s Liquid Applications technology over LTE, enabling the carrier to deliver media-rich services and content directly from the base station.
French operator SFR, a subsidiary of media group Vivendi, said it has become the first operator to introduce commercial LTE services in Paris.
South Korean carrier SK Telecom has been granted access to 35MHz of bandwidth in the 1800MHz frequency range, allowing the LTE-Advanced early adopter to enhance its services with faster downlink speeds.
In a move that has been much predicted, Microsoft has announced that it is to buy mobile device partner Nokia in a €5.44bn all cash transaction. The deal will see Nokia’s Devices & Services business transferred to the US firm as the company opens a new chapter set on “accelerating the Windows ecosystem”.