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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson have implemented contrasting strategies, one favouring specialisation and the other strength in breadth.
OhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGod! Kate Middleton is having a baby!! It might be a boy!! Or a girl!!
Right, that’s that out of the way, let’s get on with the real news. Christmas will soon be upon us and what better time than this to de-clutter. So says Nokia Siemens Networks, anyhow, as it continues to jettison non-core assets.
Infrastructure provider Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has reached an agreement to sell its Business Support Systems (BSS) business to billing and charging software provider Redknee. Under the terms of the deal, approximately 1200 NSN employees would transfer to Redknee.
Telecoms equipment vendor Nokia Siemens Networks continues to streamline its operation, on Monday announcing plans to offload its optical networks business to an investment firm.
Brazilian operators Vivo and Oi have selected their suppliers for their LTE networks. Vivo, Telefônica subsidiary in the country, has announced that Swedish vendor Ericsson will supply and implement its 4G network in the North and Mid-Western regions of Brazil, as well as the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Bahia and Sergipe.
As is usual on the morning of the launch of an iPhone, there were queues outside Apple retail stores so long that even the Parisian paparazzi struggled to capture the scenes with their hi-tech lenses. But although the majority of those sleeping rough for several nights to be among the first to own the slightly thinner, slightly taller and slightly faster version of last year’s phone were hardcore Apple fans, an increasing proportion were opportunists, lining up to be caught on camera in their promotional t-shirts or selling their space in line for four figure sums.
Leading network infrastructure vendors have pulled out of negotiations with India’s state-owned telco BSNL, which is looking to expand its network. Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks have pulled out of the tender, claiming that they cannot match the offer from Chinese vendor ZTE.
Everything Everywhere (EE) has partnered with Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) on an international M2M project they claim will offer vending machine owners an opportunity to increase revenue and reduce costs through remote stock monitoring, increased customer interaction and multiple payment methods.
LTE Awards 2012 – Category 4 Preview: Most Significant Development for Commercial LTE Network by an Operator.
To whet your appetite for the event here is a preview of Category 4: Most Significant Development for Commercial LTE Network by an Operator.
Infrastructure firm Nokia Siemens Networks has signed a global reseller agreement with wifi specialist Ruckus Wireless to help operators integrate wifi coverage as part of its small cells portfolio designed for mobile broadband services.
Having received a swathe of AWS spectrum and $3bn cash from rival AT&T following the breakdown of a proposed merger, T-Mobile USA has signed agreements with Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks to support its $4bn network modernisation project, including the rollout of an LTE network.
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) will extend its TD-LTE technology to support the 1.9GHz frequency bands, in a move that will enable operators to use existing 1.9GHz spectrum to provide LTE services. The vendor has now upgraded its Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station to support 1.9GHz TD-LTE and will be conducting trials of its capabilities in China. The offering is expected to be commercially available by Q4 2012.
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has sold its fixed-wireless broadband business as it continues with its restructuring programme. The vendor announced that privately held Spanish firm, CN Tetragen, has bought the business, although no financial terms were disclosed.
Infrastructure and services provider Nokia Siemens Networks has announced that it is to outsource a portion of its own activities to Finnish managed services player Tieto. Meanwhile the conclusion of one of the vendor’s own outsourcing deals, with Brazilian mobile operator Oi, has allowed it to cut another 3,500 workers from its roster.
NSN CEO Rajeev Suri gave his assessment of NSN’s current position in the infrastructure market and labelled the market as one that “consistently over-promises and under-delivers”, while outlining plans to buck that trend at Mobile World Congress. Suri said that, despite the firm’s restructuring – which is seeing the firm trim some 17,000 staff from its workforce – those writing off the vendor’s chances in the market do so prematurely.