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Ericsson wins Indian deal with Aircel

Indian carrier Aircel has signed a deal with Ericsson that will see the Swedish vendor supply 3G/HSPA kit for deployment in six of the 13 circles in which Aircel operates. The six circles currently serve more than 100 million customers. Aircel is part of Malaysia’s Maxis group. Under the agreement Ericsson will provide core, radio and transmission network equipment, as well as related services such as network rollout, network technology and consulting, radio network optimisation and support services. The six Aircel circles Ericsson provides 3G technology in are: Tamil Nadu Bihar; Orissa; Jammu Kashmir; North East; and Assam.

Merger of 3UK and T-Mobile UK networks complete

Ericsson has announced that the project to merge the UK 3G networks of T-Mobile and 3 has been completed, with more than 12,000 sites consolidated. The two carriers created a third party organisation, Mobile Broadband Network Ltd (MBNL) in 2007 to run the joint network, with Ericsson the primary service provider to MBNL.

Rogers trials LTE with Ericsson in Canada

Canada’s Rogers Wireless and Ericsson have begun LTE technical trials using AWS spectrum at Ericsson’s Ottawa Research and Development Facility. The technical trial will examine interoperability with Roger’s HSPA+ network.

Ericsson snaps up Nortel core switching business

There are still titbits of the Nortel carcass to be had, with Ericsson this weekend striking a bargain to acquire the Canadian firm’s Multi-Service Switch business (MSS), boosting its presence in the CDMA market.

10,000th shared site activated in MBNL network

Swedish infrastructure player Ericsson has announced that the MBNL network shared by T-Mobile and 3 in the UK now has 10,000 active shared sites. MBNL (Mobile Broadband Network Ltd) was created as a joint venture between the UK arms of T-Mobile and 3 in 2007, with the aim of consolidating the two carriers’ networks into one. The completed project will see an active shared network of 12,400 cell sites.

Mobile data traffic almost triples year on year

Global mobile data traffic almost tripled in the past year, growing ten times faster than voice traffic, according to statistics released by Swedish vendor Ericsson on Thursday. The firm said that, based on measurements it has made of real network traffic around the world, global mobile data traffic stands at 225,000 terabytes per month as of the second quarter of 2010.

Ericsson doubles Q2 profit but share price drops

Swedish vendor Ericsson, the leading supplier of infrastructure and services to the mobile operator community, has reported second quarter profit of SEK2bn (US$274m), up from SEK800m for the same period in 2009. But despite the surge in income, the company’s share price took a five per cent tumble in response the announcement as Ericsson fell some way short of analyst expectations.

Ericsson wins China Mobile managed services contract

Sweden’s Ericsson has won a substantial managed services contract from China Mobile, on the home turf of its leading competitor in the infrastructure supply business, Huawei. The deal will see Ericsson providing field maintenance services for China Mobile’s operation in the Hebei province in Northern China.

No difference between vendors’ LTE solutions says TeliaSonera

In a development that may give infrastructure suppliers cause for concern, it has emerged that 4G pioneer TeliaSonera selected its LTE vendor partners exclusively on price, having found nothing to distinguish them from one another within the technical performance of their products.

Tele2 finds new leader at Ericsson

Swedish carrier Tele2 on Monday appointed Mats Granryd as president and CEO, effective September 1. Granryd replaces former chief Harri Koponen, who walked out citing “irreconcilable differences” with the company in February.

LTE Awards Winners

On Tuesday the Okura hotel, Amsterdam played host to the inaugural LTE Awards, as part of the LTE World Summit.

As the great and good of the LTE ecosystem battled for prominence, the judges were left with the tough decision of highlighting the most deserving entries.

Ericsson Q1 profits slide by 30 per cent

Swedish infrastructure vendor Ericsson has reported a 30 per cent drop in profits for the first quarter of this year, netting SEK1.3bn ($180m) for the three months to end March, compared to SEK1.8bn for the same period in 2009. CEO Hans Vestberg said a slowdown in infrastructure sales was partly to blame, and the firm was also impacted by ongoing restructuring costs.

Ericsson wins major deal from India’s Bharti

Swedish infrastructure and services firm Ericsson is raking in the cash this week, announcing its third major contract in as many days. On Wednesday, the vendor struck a $1.3bn deal with Indian operator Bharti Airtel to expand and upgrade the carrier’s 2G network over the next two years.

Ericsson wins big in China

Swedish equipment firm Ericsson said Monday that it has scored two frame agreements with China’s leading wireless operators, China Mobile and China Unicom, valued at $1.8bn.

Ericsson wins AT&T LTE deal

Swedish kit vendor Ericsson is to be a key supplier of LTE infrastructure to US carrier AT&T, with commercial deployments scheduled to take place in 2011.

John Cunliffe, CTO, Ericsson UK

John Cunliffe, CTO for Ericsson North Western Europe talks about managed services, LTE and the advances expected over the next decade.

Ericsson sees profits plummet in 2009

Swedish vendor Ericsson turned in a gloomy set of results on Monday, with figures weighed on by heavy restructuring costs and the less than stellar performance of its joint venture businesses.

Ericsson stalls Huawei’s move into Sweden

It was a win for the old school on Wednesday when Nordic carrier TeliaSonera announced Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) as its suppliers of LTE equipment. The news was particularly good for Swedish vendor Ericsson, which had been faced with the danger of Huawei planting a flag in the Swede’s own back yard.

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