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Orange taps Ericsson for network management

Swedish vendor Ericsson has been tapped by Orange for a major managed services contract in the Netherlands. The agreement covers operations, rollout and field maintenance of the Orange mobile network. During the process, 190 jobs will be transferred to Ericsson. The agreement, which covers a time frame of five years, will allow Orange Netherlands to […]

Ericsson soars in 2006

Swedish mobile giant, Ericsson said Friday that it made a net profit in 2006 of Eur 2.9bn (£1.92bn), up 8.2 per cent on the previous year, thanks to acquisitions and strong sales. Turnover rose 17 per cent in the year, the company said. The company said its fourth quarter profit was up 14 per cent […]

Sony Ericsson tops the gaming charts

The Sony Ericsson W810i handset topped a list of handsets favoured by mobile gamers in the UK in 2006. Published by wap and web-based mobile gaming portal MobileRated, the top ten handsets for the year feature four Sony Ericsson terminals and four from Nokia. Motorola managed to just sneak one device in the top ten. […]

Sony Ericsson makes headway

Results released Wednesday morning show handset vendor Sony Ericsson making progress on its bid to shoulder Korean vendor Samsung out of the third place in the global market share rankings. In the final calendar quarter of 2006, the firm shipped 26 million units, up more than 60 per cent on the fourth quarter 2005 figure […]

Ericsson wins Russian trunk radio deal

Scandinavian equipment manufacturer, Ericsson, has won a contract with the Russian mobile operator CJSC Yeniseytelecom (YTC) to deliver a trunk radio network as part of its ongoing modernisation of its transport network. In a statement Tuesday, Ericsson said it will implement the latest generation of its compact long-haul microwave system, Marconi LH, and offer Yeniseytelecom […]

Sony Ericsson targets low-cost Indian market

After its phenomenal rise in the mid-range mobile market, Sony Ericsson (SE) is turning its attention to the low cost sector in India where it has signed an agreement to make entry-level music phones. The handsets will use low-cost colour screens and will be manufactured in partnership with its outsourcing partners Flextronics and Foxconn in […]

Ericsson swings axe, 400 jobs to go

Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson said Monday that its reorganization project is running according to plan and the new organization will be up and running as of January 1. However, the company said it “has identified certain excess headcount as a consequence of the new organization.” Although Ericsson has said it will reduce headcount by an […]

Nokia, Ericsson win T-Mobile USA deals

Finnish vendor Nokia said Monday that it is one of the vendors selected by T-Mobile USA to supply 3G equipment and services for the operator’s WCDMA deployment in the US. T-Mobile is the only US operator yet to deploy 3G due to a lack of available spectrum. But last month, the operator splashed out over […]

Sony Ericsson satisfies

Sony Ericsson is the most satisfying mobile handset brand among US consumers who have owned their current mobile phone for less than two years, according to a new study. But competition was close fought, with figures from the JD Power and Associates 2006 US Wireless Mobile Phone Evaluation Study, showing that Sony Ericsson was closely […]

Sony Ericsson buys Symbian subsidiary

Sony Ericsson on Tuesday announced that it has reached agreement in principle to buy the Swedish software firm UIQ Technology AB, a subsidiary of the British operating system company, Symbian. UIQ Technology licenses its user interface and application development platform to mobile phone companies around the world and already has a close relationship with Sony […]

Ericsson cleans up call quality

Swedish vendor Ericsson said Tuesday it has made the first steps in improving the quality of mobile voice calls to a level above that currently achieved in fixed networks. During a field trial in Cologne and Hamburg, Germany, in partnership with T-Mobile, Ericsson tested its AMR (Adaptive Multi-Rate) Wideband standardised voice codec. The codec is […]

Ericsson records third quarter profit rise

The fortunes of Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson look to be on the change, with the announcement Thursday that the company has recorded its first increase in profit this year. Bolstered by a strong performance from its handset joint venture with Sony and an increased interest in the mobile broadband sector, net income for the third […]

European vendors face off in monster GSM deal

European equipment vendors Ericsson, Nokia and Siemens are understood to be the final three players in the running for what is thought to be the world’s biggest ever GSM network tender. Indian operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) announced the monster tender, estimated to be worth between $4bn and $5bn (£2bn to £2.7bn), earlier this […]

Cloudy forecasts and rain spoil Telstra 3G launch

Australian carrier Telstra activated it’s A$1bn (£400m) 3G network on Friday, delivering voice and wireless broadband services to 98 per cent of the population. Telstra chief executive Sol Trujillo switched on the NEXT GTM network, which runs HSDPA in the 850MHz band, introducing video calling to locations across regional Australia, including Thursday Island, Southport, Cape […]

Ericsson to reorganise, hires 500 engineers

The world’s leading maker of mobile phone networks, Ericsson said Friday it is reorganising itself into three units and will recruit 500 engineers to accelerate its research and development in “growth areas”. The Swedish giant said in a statement that the three new units will include networks, global services and multimedia and will be running […]

Ericsson scores big ticket deals in China

Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson said Monday it has won over $550m (£291m) worth of GSM contracts with leading Chinese cellco, China Mobile. The contracts, which cover expansion projects in 17 regions, have been agreed throughout the first half of the year and deliveries are already underway. Under the contracts, Ericsson will provide China Mobile with […]

Worldwide shipments of PDAs reached a record 3.7 million units during the second quarter, up 2.7 per cent from the same period a year ago, according to industry analyst Gartner.

Swedish vendor Ericsson on Monday laid claim to being the first vendor to complete WCDMA/UMTS 3G calls on all nine 3GPP-defined frequency bands. Initially deployed on the 2100MHz band, vendors and operators are increasingly looking at deploying WCDMA and HSDPA on frequency bands typically used for 2G technologies such as GSM. Using its U310 and […]

Ericsson hits Samsung with lawsuit

Ericsson has upped the pressure on Samsung by filing a complaint with a US court for alleged infringement of 11 mobile phone patents. The Swedish mobile giant said the action was a continuation of the legal spat that began in February. Ericsson claims Samsung continues to use disputed Ericsson technology after the expiration of a […]

Ericsson profits slip

Wireless equipment maker Ericsson posted a 2 per cent drop in its second-quarter profits on Friday as costs associated with the Marconi buyout sink in. The Swedish firm said its net profit was Kr5.71bn ($781m/£421m), down from Kr5.84bn kronor in the second quarter a year ago. Things could have been worse for Ericsson but its […]

KPN and Ericsson team up on VoIP

KPN has signed a three-year contract with Ericsson for the delivery and management of a Voice over IP platform for businesses. The companies said the contract constitutes a major step towards the creation of an All IP environment, in which all communications, including voice telephony, are routed through an IP-based network. The services offered over […]

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