SK Telecom tests NSN Liquid Apps tech; Celcom extends LTE network

Global broadband revenues to continue rising

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.

SFR deploys LTE in Paris

Vivendi subsidiary SFR has deployed LTE in Paris

French operator SFR, a subsidiary of media group Vivendi, said it has become the first operator to introduce commercial LTE services in Paris.

SK Telecom uses Carrier Aggregation to push LTE speeds past 150Mbps

SK Telecom has expanded its LTE-A services in South Korea

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.

Microsoft takes on Nokia devices in €5bn deal

Ballmer, Elop and Risto Siilasmaa - interim CEO

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”.

NSN posts rise in profit, drop in sales

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has seen its net sales drop by almost 15 per cent year on year to €2.76bn from €3.23bn in 2Q12 in the second quarter 2013

Network infrastructure vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has seen its net sales drop by almost 15 per cent year on year to €2.76bn from €3.23bn in 2Q12 in the second quarter 2013.

NSN sees drop in sales

NSN posts Q2 results

Infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks (soon to be just Nokia) reported a year on year drop in sales of 17 per cent for 2Q13. Revenue generated by the firm dropped to €2.78bn from €3.34bn in the same period last year.

Nokia buys Siemens out of NSN for €1.7bn

Finland’s Nokia said Monday it has agreed to acquire Siemens’ entire 50 per cent stake in equipment joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks for a total of €1.7bn.

Claro Chile launches LTE services

Claro Chile has launched LTE services

América Móvil-owned operator Claro Chile has launched the country’s first commercial LTE services. The launch follows trials launched in November 2012. The operator conducted the first LTE session on its network in March this year.

NSN Indian strike drags on

Staff at NSN's Chennai factory are currently on strike

Infrastructure vendor NSN is locked in dispute with staff at its factory in Chennai, India. Staff at the plant have been on strike since 7 June 2013, according to local reports.

NSN claims record upload TD-LTE speeds

Nokia Siemens Networks says it has broken another record for TD-LTE peak upload throughput

Infrastructure vendor NSN claims to have set a record by achieving 56 Mbps peak upload throughput in a TD-LTE network using its commercial 4G base station with multiple antenna technology and a single 20 MHz carrier.

NSN, Intel collaborate on Liquid Apps; intelligent base stations

Liquid Apps moves intelligence to the base station

Hardware manufacturers Nokia Siemens Networks and Intel are to collaborate on common objectives around NSN’s Liquid Applications initiative, to help operators develop new revenue and differentiation opportunities.

NSN/Ericsson/Huawei MoU raises serious questions over the need for OSS standardization

The Big Three are looking to create interoperability between OSS

The announcement that OSS rivals NSN, Ericsson and Huawei have signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement to cross-license their respective OSS interfaces to one another raised a few questions as well as a few eyebrows. That these players have decided to trust one another and adopt a simpler way of sharing proprietary interfaces is remarkable enough, but the timing of the announcement, coming as it did less than 24 hours before the opening of this year’s TeleManagement Forum’s flagship event was as surprising as it was, one suspects, deliberate.

Telco infrastructure players standardise OSS interface

The Big Three are looking to create interoperability between OSS

The three biggest infrastructure players, Nokia Siemens Networks, Ericsson and Huawei, this week signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate with a view to reducing Operations Support Systems (OSS) integration costs for carriers and enabling shorter time-to-market for new services.

Poland’s Netia upgrades to 100G

optical fibre

Polish fixed line operator Netia has deployed 100G fibre across its network as it looks to benefit from a 40-fold increase in bandwidth. The operator has called on the Optical Networks business unit of Nokia Siemens Networks, a unit that the vendor agreed to sell to Marlin Equity Partners in December 2012.

MWC: “It’s the network, stupid!”

Global broadband revenues to continue rising

If there is one broad theme that sums up this year’s Mobile World Congress for me it is the idea of ‘the network as asset’, and the perception that CSPs could and should be doing a great deal more to leverage this their prime asset.

Customer experience also figured highly in the briefings and presentations I attended, but by contrast with last year’s heavy CEM-software product focus, this year customer experience was discussed just as much in the context of network performance and the need to make more effective use of network intelligence.

NSN, IBM push intelligence to the edge

Operators can pushing processing capabilities out to the network edge

Infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks and IT giant IBM focused on moving intelligence to the network edge on Monday with the unveiling of a mobile edge computing platform designed to run applications within the mobile base station.

Movistar Chile calls on NSN for LTE network


The Chilean arm of operator group Telefónica has selected infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks to build its LTE network, The vendor will also help Movistar Chile to expand its 3G network.

NTT Docomo calls on NSN and Panasonic for LTE-A network

Japan's NTT Docomo has selected vendors Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) and Panasonic to develop its LTE-A network architecture

Japanese operator NTT Docomo has selected vendors Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) and Panasonic to develop its next generation LTE-A network architecture. In one of the earliest roll out of the technology, the two vendors will provide the operator with base stations that are optimised for LTE Advanced.

NSN sees quarterly boost in profit but annual loss deepens

NSN's annual increased from -€300m in 2011 to -€799 in 2012

Infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has seen its operating profit for 4Q12 increase a staggering 275 per cent year on year. The €251m generated in the quarter dwarfed the €67m recorded in 4Q11, but the performance could not prevent the firm from seeing its annual loss slide to more than two and a half times as deep as 2011; from -€300m in 2011 to -€799m in 2012.

A tale of two strategies


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