Nokia Siemens Networks announced plans to set up a ‘Smart Lab’ in Seoul, South Korea, focused on developing smart device-optimised applications, services and networks. The lab will explore the potential of wireless broadband technologies for delivering a superior end-user experience. The lab is expected to open in the first quarter of 2011.
Offload is sure to be a hot topic at this year’s Mobile World Congress, but getting ahead of the game is Nokia Siemens Networks with a technology proposal that seamlessly extends the mobile network with wifi.
Infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks has seen its acquisition of Motorola’s network assets delayed until the first quarter of 2011. The company is still waiting for regulatory approval from the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce of China, which was expected to complete its review before the end of 2010.
Battery life is one of the biggest issues affecting smartphone performance today. But Nokia Siemens Networks and Qualcomm have teamed up to improve smartphone battery life and ease network congestion at the same time.
Infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) said Thursday it has agreed to acquire Turkish telecom services firm Iris Telecom, bolstering its capability in network planning and optimisation services across Turkey, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Indian carrier Vodafone Essar has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to supply, implement and manage its 3G network in six of the nine circles – Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh (East), rest of West Bengal and Haryana – where it secured 3G spectrum. NSN is also the carrier’s major 2G vendor.
It has been an eventful few months at NSN and it is set to get more so in the wake of the appointment of Stephen Elop as Nokia’s new president and CEO.
Nokia Siemens Networks will set up a Global Network Operations Centre (GNOC) in Russia’s Central region. The GNOC will help telecoms operators across the region to improve the speed, quality and efficiency of their services and is expected to begin network management operations during 2Q10. The GNOC will be NSN’s fourth, in addition to two existing centres in India and one in Portugal.
Infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) on Wednesday expanded its capabilities in the charging and service delivery markets with an investment in application server and service brokering firm OpenCloud.
As part of the agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks will improve the operator’s network management system based on NetAct. The contract also involves implementation services; software upgrades and implementation; as well as network monitoring to ensure network performance and service quality.
Nordic LTE champion TeliaSonera has successfully launched commercial 4G services in Sweden’s second largest city, Gothenburg.
The Hungarian subsidiary of European carrier Telenor has tapped Chinese equipment vendor ZTE to build a 4G LTE network supporting multi mode and multi band services.
Nordic carrier TeliaSonera continued to spearhead the adoption of LTE, with an announcement on Monday that the company’s Uzbekistan subsidiary, UCell, has constructed a 4G network.
Forthcoming US 4G wholesale network LightSquared said Tuesday it has tapped Nokia Siemens Networks in a deal worth $7bn to deploy infrastructure for its LTE/satellite combination network.
Japanese carrier NTT on Thursday made a £2.1bn offer for all of South Africa-based global IT services firm Dimension Data.
Formerly the president of Nortel’s Global Services and Operations, where she led the Canadian firm’s engineering, manufacturing and supply chain management, Sue Spradley joined Nokia Siemens Networks in July 2007 as the firm’s head of North America. The move was a return to the fold of sorts as, prior to joining Nortel, Spradley had served as vice president of marketing and product development for Siemens Communications’ North American business.
Expect to hear plenty of news about femtocells this week as the Femto World Summit kicks off in London. Telecoms.com had a briefing with what felt like the entire femto ecosystem on Monday morning ahead of the conference and came away with the sense that the technology and the business model are winning acceptance and adoption. The latest carrier to fly the femto flag being US rural player Mosaic Telecom.
Good news for existing smartphone users on the O2 UK network, but it’s more likely the impending arrival of the iPhone 4 later this month was the kick the carrier needed to improve its data network in the capital.
Chinese vendor ZTE and China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MII) said this week they have completed what they claim is the world’s first S1/X2 interface conformity test for TD-LTE.
Equipment vendor Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has appointed BT’s head of mobile technology as its new chief technical officer, effective July 1. Hossein Moiin will report directly to NSN CEO, Rajeev Suri.