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NSN appoints head of Central, East and West Africa

Salvatore Maisano, NSN's new head of Central, East and West Africa

Nokia Solutions and Networks has announced the appointment of Salvatore Maisano as its new head of Central East and West Africa. It is the second senior appointment in Africa for NSN in less than a month as the firm refreshes its regional roster under the leadership of MEA senior vice president Igor Leprince.

NSN to open security facility in Berlin

NSN's new security facility will be sited in Berlin

Nokia Solutions and Networks has revealed plans to open a Mobile Broadband Security Center in the German capital of Berlin. The firm said it wanted to drive awareness of and collaboration on network security between industry, public sector and end users. The new facility will begin operations in the second half of this year.

Telefónica unveils comprehensive virtualization plans

Enrique Blanco, global CTO, Telefónica

Spanish multi-national operator Telefónica has unveiled a wide-reaching Network Functions Virtualization programme that it says will see it have more than 30 per cent of new infrastructure virtualized by 2016. The initiative, which will launch in June this year and has been named Unica (which is Spanish for ‘unique’), provides a framework for Telefónica’s “global, end-to-end virtualisation deployment,” the firm said.

NSN and Ericsson win new LTE customers in Asia

Both deals represent new customer wins for the vendors.

European network vendors Ericsson and Nokia Solutions and Networks have both announced new LTE customers in key Asian markets. Sweden’s Ericsson has won a supply deal with Japan’s KDDI, while NSN has a contract with China Telecom.

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.

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.

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.

O2 picks NSN for LTE

O2 has selected NSN to prepare its network for LTE services across London and the South East of England

UK operator O2, part of the Telefónica group, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to prepare its network to deliver LTE services across London and the South East of England. The operator is preparing to launch its 4G services soon after the UK’s spectrum auction in early 2013.

Vendors opt out of BSNL bidding

Leading vendors have opted out of the bidding for BSNL's network expansion

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.

NSN claims new feature offers more capacity, but do operators agree?

NSN claims new feature offers up to five times more capacity for smartphone users on HSPA+ networks

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has demonstrated a new feature for HSPA+ networks that it claims improves smartphone performance, despite research suggesting that there is not a lot of difference between vendors’ offerings.

EE and NSN partner on M2M vending machines

Everything Everywhere and NSN have partnered on M2M vending machines in Europe

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.

Japan’s KDDI rolls out 3G and 4G SON

KDDI launches iSON network in Japan

Japanese operator KDDI has deployed what it claims to be the “world’s first self operating 3G and 4G mobile network”. The operator chose Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to deliver the system. The operator has deployed an intelligent Self Organising Network (iSON) solution which uses NSN’s advanced NetAct Operations Support System (OSS).

LTE Awards 2012 – Category 7 Preview: Best LTE RAN Product

The LTE Awards 2012 are taking place on May 23rd, at the El Xalet, Montjuic, Barcelona.

To whet your appetite for the event here is a preview of Category 7: Best LTE RAN Product.

This award recognises Radio Access Network elements that are exceptional in their area.

LTE Awards 2012 – Category 5 Preview: Most Significant Development for Commercial LTE Network by an Operator

The LTE Awards 2012 are taking place on May 23rd, at the El Xalet, Montjuic, Barcelona.

To whet your appetite for the event here is a preview of Category 5: Most Innovative LTE Commercial Launch.

LTE Awards 2012 – Category 4 Preview: Most Significant Development for Commercial LTE Network by an Operator.

The LTE Awards 2012 are taking place on May 23rd, at the El Xalet, Montjuic, Barcelona.

To whet your appetite for the event here is a preview of Category 4: Most Significant Development for Commercial LTE Network by an Operator.

Ericsson solution “triples uplink capacity in 3G networks”

Ericsson triples uplink capacity in HSPA networks

Ericsson claims to have developed a solution that triples uplink capacity in HSPA networks, allowing operators with a large number of users to offer high uplink data speeds. The news comes hot on the heels of an announcement from Nokia-Siemens Networks, which has claimed it has developed a new solution to double throughput and data speeds for users at the edge of a small cell.

NSN: “This industry recognition validates the strength of our innovative solutions and products.”

Jukka Luoma, head of product management, voice and IP transformation, Nokia Siemens Networks

We speak to Jukka Luoma, head of product management, voice and IP transformation, Nokia Siemens Networks, following the announcement that the company won the Best LTE Core Network Product category at the LTE North America Awards 2011, held last week in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Airtel teams up with NSN to expand in Africa

Airtel plans to expand in Africa

Indian operator Bharti Airtel will rely on Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to expand, plan and operate its mobile networks in seven African countries. The operator, which provides services in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, will rely on NSN to expand its 2G (GSM/EDGE) networks and deploy 3G networks in the countries.

The disappeared

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What with the internet destroying our brains, the Baby Boomers and Gen X and Yers of this world can only expect more ‘senior moments’ to befall them and for more stuff to randomly go missing. There’s been a lot of stuff going missing in the wireless world this week too.

NSN reduces M2M signalling load

NSN aims to reduce the signalling load for M2M apps

The number of GSM subscriptions supporting M2M applications is expected to top one billion by 2015, according to equipment vendor Nokia Siemens Networks this week. To meet this demand, NSN has introduced a software suite catering to the use of GSM networks as M2M service platforms.

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