Sony Ericsson warns on first quarter sales

Japanese-Swedish joint venture Sony Ericsson warned Friday that its first quarter results would be hard hit by consumer belt tightening and de-stocking in the retail channels.

Packet One looks to ZTE

Malaysian operator Packet One Networks (P1) says it is entering into a WiMAX technology partnership with Chinese vendor ZTE. The partnership, which will be formalised next week, is reportedly part of P1’s efforts to accelerate expansion of its WiMAX network.

Nortel takes annual loss to $5.8bn in 2008

Canadian equipment vendor Nortel, currently sheltering in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, reported a whopping $5.8bn loss for 2008, up from a $957m loss in 2007.

BSNL draws up WiMAX supplier shortlist

BSNL, a state-owned fixed and mobile operator in India, has reportedly drawn up a short list of three suppliers for mobile WiMAX rollout: Huawei, Telsima and Alvarion. According to the India’s Business Standard, BSNL will announce its winner, or winners, next week.

Has Nortel hit bottom?

Canada’s representative in the wireless infrastructure market, which has been struggling throughout this decade, finally filed for Chapter 11 last month. Long-suffering Canadian vendor Nortel Networks filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection under the US Bankruptcy Code in January in what analysts have dubbed the “end of an era”. The company’s share price began to […]

Huawei to offer white label Android phone

The mobile handset operating system backed by web giant Google kept something of a low profile during the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona this week. Taiwanese vendor HTC, maker of the first ever Android-based handset, was the only company to come out with a solid addition to it’s portfolio in the shape of the […]

Nortel continues to shed assets

Troubled Canadian kit vendor Nortel continues to shed assets from the safe haven of bankruptcy protection. On Friday, as the rest of the telecoms world is shaking off the hangover of Mobile World Congress, Nortel struck a deal with kit manufacturer Radware, to offload elements of its application delivery portfolio. Under the agreement, the products […]

WiMAX Telecom CTO keeps faith in Alcatel-Lucent

WiMAX Telecom is sticking with Alcatel-Lucent for the deployment of mobile WiMAX equipment in Croatia, which started rollout in December 2008. This is despite the fact that the Paris-headquartered supplier announced shortly afterwards it was trimming down its WiMAX mobility R&D to focus on a wireless-based ‘enhanced DSL’. WiMAX Telecom still intends to launch a […]

Mobile data is changing the game for vendors

The explosive growth of wireless broadband is changing the nature of the business for kit makers, the head of mega vendor Alcatel-Lucent said during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. Speaking at the event, Adolfo Hernandez, president, EMEA, Alcatel-Lucent, said that next generation wireless broadband delivery is currently based on an unstable model which […]

WiMAX Telecom CTO keeps faith in Alcatel-Lucent

WiMAX Telecom is sticking with Alcatel-Lucent for the deployment of mobile WiMAX equipment in Croatia, which started rollout in December 2008. This is despite the fact that the Paris-headquartered supplier announced shortly afterwards it was trimming down its WiMAX mobility R&D to focus on a wireless-based ‘enhanced DSL’. WiMAX Telecom still intends to launch a mobile broadband service in Croatia.

Vodafone lifts curtain on Android Magic

Taiwanese handset vendor HTC has unveiled its second Android-based handset under an operator partnership with mega carrier Vodafone. The unveiling of the HTC Magic smartphone also marks Big Red’s first Android-powered handset, and will be available in the spring in the UK, Spain, Germany, Italy and France (via SFR). Details of the device’s capabilities are […]

Nokia and Qualcomm join up on handsets

Nokia and Qualcomm announced today that they are to collaborate on the development of WCDMA handsets, initially for the US market.  It is a pairing that would have been unthinkable a year ago, when the two firms were locked in a legal battle that had lasted several years, and spanned several continents. That wrangle, over […]

Qualcomm backs Femtocells

US vendor Qualcomm has added 3G femtocell chipsets to its product roadmap, with European president Andrew Gilbert warning that existing network structures are reaching their spectral limits. “Capacity is critical to the success of mobile broadband,” he said. “LTE gets close to the limits of spectral efficiency; we need more base stations in the market.” […]

Handset vendors go app store crazy

The world’s biggest handset vendor, Nokia, is the latest gadget maker to jump on the app store bandwagon, announcing plans to open its own marketplace in May. Billed as an extension of its mobile services platform, the Ovi Store will allow content providers and developers to upload their own applications and sell their wares to […]

Alvarion CEO hits out at Nortel

The CEO of Israeli WiMAX vendor Alvarion, Tzvika Friedman, has voiced his anger over the firm’s exposure to the strife of its distribution partner Nortel Networks. Speaking to Telecoms.com yesterday he accused the Canadian firm of exploiting Chapter 11 rules to avoid paying Alvarion money the firm is owed – and vowed to reclaim it […]

Nokia scales back on R&D

With global mobile device shipments in decline, the world’s biggest handset vendor is feeling the pinch. On Wednesday Nokia said it is closing one of its research and development sites in Finland and temporarily laying off workers at another. The Finnish firm plans to close the Jyvaskyla site and concentrate mobile devices R&D in Finland […]

Clock ticking for WiMAX

The WiMAX time-to-market advantage over LTE looks less important in the economic downturn. This year is going to be a tough one for the WiMAX community. Hardly surprising given that most telecom sectors will find the going much more difficult in credit crunch 2009. Alcatel-Lucent, which has an extensive portfolio of infrastructure products and services, […]

MTS expands retail presence through acquisition

MTS, the largest mobile operator in Russia and the CIS has bought high street retail chain Telefon.Ru outright for $60m. Telefon.Ru operates 512 stores in 160 Russian cities, selling airtime contracts, handsets and other consumer electronics. The $60m price tag includes $25m for inventory reserves, MTS said, and will be supplemented by a further $25m […]

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