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Network management takes off in UK

Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson has been racking up the managed services contracts lately, on Thursday signing such a deal with Telefonica’s UK operation, O2.

Ericsson sets up 4G lab in South Korea

Swedish kit vendor Ericsson said Monday it has struck a deal with the South Korean government to set up a 4G research and development facility in one of the world’s most technologically advanced countries.

Svanberg steps down as head of Ericsson

Carl-Henric Svanberg, the chief executive of Swedish kit vendor Ericsson, is to step down from his role and take the helm of oil and gas giant BP later this year.

TeliaSonera demos live LTE connection

Nordic carrier TeliaSonera’s Norwegian subsidiary Netcom, claimed Thursday to have achieved a world first by connecting to the internet over a live commercial LTE network in Oslo.

Ericsson, TeliaSonera launch ‘commercial’ LTE site

Ericsson has underlined its ‘4G’ supplier credentials with the launch in Stockholm of what it says is a ‘commercial’ LTE site. Rolled out in partnership with TeliaSonera, the site is not strictly commercial, since there are no paying customers on it, but it will form part of the Nordic carrier’s commercial LTE network in Sweden’s capital city, which is scheduled to go live in 2010.

Ericsson profit drops 30 per cent

On Thursday, Swedish kit vendor Ericsson recorded a 30 per cent drop in net profit for the first quarter of 2009, coming in at SEK1.8bn (Eur168m) compared to SEK2.6bn in the same period last year.

Executive interview series: LTE

In our exclusive series of interviews some of the top CTOs in the industry discuss the technical benefits of LTE, its flexibility in terms of available spectrum and which spectrum they need to make a success of the technology.

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UK operators adopt managed networks approach

The World’s Biggest Operator by Revenues, Vodafone, put paid to rumours of a network sharing agreement with fellow UK carrier O2 on Wednesday, by announcing a managed services contract with Ericsson.

Verizon names LTE suppliers

Verizon CTO, Dick Lynch, has named Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent as the company’s LTE base station suppliers. Speaking at the MWC event in Barcelona, Lynch added that further LTE trials will take place this summer using the 700MHz frequency band with commercial deployment slated for next year in ’20 to 30 markets in the US’. Verizon […]

Ericsson cuts 5,000 jobs as 2008 earnings drop

The full impact of the credit crunch started to become clear on Wednesday as the first of the big telecoms equipment vendors reported its financial results. Swedish kit maker Ericsson actually performed better than expected, despite the fact that full year net income plummeted some 48 per cent to SEK11.3bn. Earnings in the fourth quarter […]

TeliaSonera hands out Nordic LTE contracts

Scandinavian carrier TeliaSonera said Thursday that it has tapped Swedish vendor Ericsson and Chinese firm Huawei for the roll out of an LTE network in Sweden and Norway. Although LTE has won much support worldwide, the TeliaSonera announcement marks a first in terms of commercial contracts struck. Ericsson said it has already started the rollout […]

3 promises 21Mbps mobile broadband in Nordics

Nordic operator 3 Scandinavia is to beef up its HSPA network up to 21Mbps on the downlink. On Monday, the operator, which runs 3G networks in Sweden and Denmark, said it has tapped Swedish kit vendor Ericsson to upgrade its networks. The upgrade will give 3’s customers improved access to mobile broadband services, including internet […]

Ericsson performs better than expected in third quarter

Swedish vendor Ericsson is keeping its head above water amid the financial turmoil, reporting stronger than expected earnings on Monday. For the third quarter of 2008, Ericsson recorded a net income of SEK2.8bn (Eur283m). This figure was down 28 per cent on the SEK4bn reported for the same period in 2007, but was still a […]

Ericsson in managed services deal with Hanoi Telecom

Swedish vendor Ericsson has signed a contract with Vietnamese incumbent Hanoi Telecom which the firms say is the largest single telecoms deal that has every been struck in the nation. Worth $450m, the deal is built around a three-year managed services contract that will see Ericsson assume complete control of the management, operation and network […]

Ericsson, STMicro merge assets to create chip giant

US chip shop STMicroelectronics is to merge with Ericsson’s Mobile Platforms unit and spin the resulting operation off into a joint venture, the companies said Wednesday. Acknowledged by analysts as the biggest consolidation in the chipset market so far, the 50/50 joint venture claims to have the industry’s strongest product offering in semiconductors, supplying components […]

Ericsson warns Ofcom on 2.6GHz auction plans

Swedish kit vendor Ericsson has hit out at UK communications regulator Ofcom, claiming that the watchdog’s plans for the proposed 2.6GHz spectrum auction could devalue the frequencies on offer. “There is a danger of spectrum fragmentation, which will take years to sort out,” said Mikael Halen, director of government and industry relations for the Swedish […]

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