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Shares of Ericsson Fall on Uncertainty in North America

October 24, 2014 10:16 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Uncertainties about growth in North America sent shares of Ericsson's lower Friday as the Swedish network equipment manufacturer...                       

T-Mo Taps Ericsson for Next Phase of LTE Deployments

September 24, 2014 10:42 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

T-Mobile has tapped Ericsson to help in the next phase...

Ericsson Buys Majority Stake in Apcera

September 23, 2014 9:52 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apcera was founded in 2012 and is based in San...

Keynote Panel Highlights Safety for the Connected Car

September 11, 2014 11:42 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Newly appointed CEO of AT&T Mobility, Glenn...

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FirstNews Briefs: Huawei, Ericsson, WeMo, Holmes, Harman, Spotify

September 4, 2014 10:02 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Ericsson Thursday announced that it is partnering with security firm Guardtime on a cloud-based solution that will help catch data thieves. According to a press release, the solution will integrate Keyless Signature Infrastructure (KSI) technology into the Ericsson cloud portfolio to provide “immutable evidence that will hold in court.”

Elastic Cell Tech One More Brick in Road to 5G

July 30, 2014 3:24 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Elastic Cell, also called Flexible Cell, could mean more seamless data transmission by mitigating degradation that can occur when the handset moves across cell boundaries, something that could become more important as we move to networks composed of thousands of small cells. 

FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, T-Mobile, Opera Mediaworks, Ericsson

July 30, 2014 11:08 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies has completed its acquisition of EmpoweredU, developer of a mobile-centric cloud-based learning environment that is both device and operating system agnostic. 


Ericsson 2Q Beats Street, Posts $394M Profit

July 18, 2014 10:26 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Looking forward, Ericsson said that its modems business will start generating sales by the end of the year, as one of its modems will be featured in smartphones and data devices. Ericsson also said that a number of key contracts and a better business mix will lead to higher sales in the second half of the year. 

Ericsson, Verizon Deny Bloomberg Report

July 1, 2014 2:43 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ericsson and Verizon today both denied a Bloomberg report that cited comments from Jean-Claude Geha, head of Ericsson's managed services business, who said the Swedish telecom equipment manufacturer is in discussions with AT&T and Verizon about managing their network infrastructures. 

Report: Ericsson Eyes Management of AT&T, Verizon Networks

July 1, 2014 10:33 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ericsson says that interest from carriers looking to outsource operations is increasing. The company estimates that almost half of the $273 billion managed service market in 2012 was made up of carriers doing tasks themselves. Ericsson sees that as an opportunity. 

Mobile Broadband Subscriptions Up to 2.3 Billion in 1Q

June 3, 2014 10:31 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Global mobile broadband subscriptions grew 35 percent annually to reach 2.3 billion in the first quarter, according to the latest edition of Ericsson’s annual mobility report. The rate of growth is down slightly from the 45 percent Ericsson observed last year.

FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, Ericsson, Autonet Mobile, PulseOn

June 2, 2014 11:17 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AT&T today announced Connected Intersections, a new traffic safety initiative to spur technological solutions to improve traffic safety on New York City streets. The initiative seeks to utilize smartphone technology and wireless networks to make pedestrians, cyclists and motorists more aware of their surroundings and alert them to potential dangers.


T-Mo Taps Ericsson for Improved Billing System

June 2, 2014 9:43 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As part of the contract, Ericsson will leverage its Service Agility solution, which includes charging, billing, order management, product catalog and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Ericsson will integrate and manage operations of the solution.

FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, Huawei, Verve, Ericsson, Wireless History Foundation

May 28, 2014 11:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T today announced pre-order of the ASUS PadFone X online or in stores on June 6 for zero down or no annual contract.The smartphone and ASUS PadFone Station will be available at $22.92 per month with AT&T Next for 18 months, or $29.80 per month with AT&T Next for 12 months or $199 with a two-year agreement. 

Ericsson Building Silicon Valley Campus

May 28, 2014 10:37 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ericsson Wednesday announced the construction of a new campus in Santa Clara, California that will consolidate Ericsson's Silicon Valley operations, bringing together approximately 2,000 Ericsson staff. Ericsson said the move is part of broader initiative to invest in California's tech hub. Ericsson last September acquired Microsoft's Mediaroom TV platforms and services division.

FirstNews Briefs: Teleena, Telit Wireless, Toshiba, Ericsson

May 27, 2014 9:48 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Teleena today announced its Global Mobile Data Service (GMDS), which enables any mobile device manufacturer, machine-to-machine service provider, or brand to act as a virtual global mobile operator, connecting cellular mobile devices to hundreds of mobile data networks globally.

Study Aims to Prove CapEx Investment Nets Return for Investors

May 6, 2014 4:33 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

“We wanted to go deeper than the metric that analysts tend to monitor, which is CapEx as a percentage of revenue, and we asked is there any way that we can actually measure the return on carrier performance and looking at the impact that CapEx has,” said Dr. Raul Katz. 


Ericsson 1Q Sales Drop 7% on Network Build Slowdown in North America, Japan

April 23, 2014 10:17 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Ericsson’s first quarter sales fell 7 percent on the winding down of North American and Japanese network projects. First-quarter sales came in at 47.5 billion Krona ($7.2 billion), down from 52 billion Krona ($7.9 billion) in the same quarter a year ago.

FirstNews Briefs: Ericsson, zBoost, magicJack, RealNetworks

April 10, 2014 10:23 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Ericsson has introduced a new 50W DC/DC converter module that targets Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications. The new Ericsson PKU5510E converter features an ultra-wide input range of 18V to 75V, which means that the device is also suitable for 24V or 48V telecom systems.

FirstNews Briefs: Wireless Broadband Alliance, Ericsson, Ciena, Anite, CommScope

February 14, 2014 10:10 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Ericsson and Ciena today announce a strategic global agreement to develop joint transport solutions for IP-optical convergence and service provider software-defined networking (SDN). As part of this agreement, Ericsson offers Ciena's Converged Packet Optical portfolio, including the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and 5400 family.

Ericsson Emphasizes Software, Virtualization with MWC Plans

February 12, 2014 10:58 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ericsson is putting an emphasis on software and cloud-based solutions, as the wireless industry moves towards virtualizing the network with technologies like Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Specifically, Ericsson will be launching what it’s calling...

Google, Cisco Sign Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement

February 4, 2014 10:18 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Google and Cisco have signed a “long-term” patent cross-licensing agreement. The companies said the agreement will increase the value taken from their respective portfolios and, more importantly, diffuse some of the risk for future litigation. Google’s new agreement with Cisco comes shortly after the company entered similar agreements with Samsung and Ericsson related to GSM, UMTS, and LTE standards for both networks and handsets.

Ericsson Announces Lab to Facilitate SDN Projects

February 4, 2014 10:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ericsson Tuesday announced a new initiative to help enable the development and testing of new projects in the area of Software Defined Networking (SDN). As part of the program, Ericsson is opening a lab called the OpenDaylight community, which will be based at Ericsson's campus in San Jose, California. 

FirstNews Briefs: Ericsson, Qualcomm, WIND Mobile, Spirent, Nubo, Orange

January 31, 2014 10:14 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. successfully completed an inter-vendor interoperability testing of LTE Category 6, based on commercial LTE chipsets and infrastructure supporting Telstra's carrier aggregation bands. Final stages of testing were completed in collaboration with Telstra, whose LTE Advanced network in Australia is being readied for Category 6 commercial launch.

Ericsson Posts Q4 Profit, Flat Sales

January 30, 2014 9:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Wireless equipment maker Ericsson swung to a profit in the fourth quarter, reporting flat sales but higher margins. The Swedish company on Thursday posted a net profit of 6.41 billion kronor ($1 billion) compared with a loss of 6.46 billion kronor in the same period last year, when it took an 8-billion-kronor one-time charge related to a joint venture.

Ericsson, Google, Samsung Sign License Agreements to Ease Patent Spats

January 27, 2014 9:39 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ericsson, Google and Samsung are looking to play nice by signing cross-license agreements that will put many of their existing arguments to rest. According to a press, Ericsson has agreed to a cross-license agreement with Samsung that covers patents relating to GSM, UMTS, and LTE standards for both networks and handsets. 

Report: Microsoft Considers Ericsson's Vestberg for CEO Post

January 16, 2014 10:38 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The news, first reported by Bloomber, comes after speculation that Microsoft had its eye on Ford Motor Company's top executive, Alan Mulally. Mulally has since panned those rumors, eventually removing himself from consideration. Vestberg is an Ericsson veteran who originally served as CFO for the company before accepting the role of CEO in 2010. 

Ericsson: Toll-Free Data Will See Traction

January 10, 2014 9:37 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Putting aside the net neutrality concerns of AT&T's recently announced Sponsored Data solution, Lejla Maric, director of TV and media engagement practice at Ericsson, said she believes the idea is here to stay. "We believe [this will catch on], because obviously it's a new way for operators to engage with the content providers," Maric said.

CES: AT&T Announces Connected Car Platform, Partners with Tesla and Audi

January 7, 2014 10:26 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

AT&T yesterday announced the AT&T Drive, a new modular connected car platform, and the AT&T Drive Studio, an Atlanta-based connected car center, to go along with it. AT&T Drive is a telematics platform for automakers that will enable functionality like connectivity, analytics and infotainment.

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