Fierce Wireless — Any way you dice or slice it, operators will be incorporating network slicing in their 5G networks, and Ericsson’s deal this week with South Korean operator SK Telecom only solidifies the companies’ commitment to the technology.Ericsson and SK Telecom signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the development of a 5G core network that deploys network slicing technology.
Converge Digest — Ericsson and SK Telecom have signed agreed to collaborate on the development of a 5G core network that deploys network slicing technology. The idea behind slicing is to use logical instead of physical resources to provide networks on an as-a-service basis. The instantiation of the network slicing will use the Ericsson Virtual Evolved Packet Core solution.
Nokia’s announcement of its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent on April 15 sent shockwaves through the world’s telecom-equipment market, a move promising to overhaul the market order. The marriage of the world’s third and fourth largest telecom-equipment firm will create a new entity ranking second place in terms of revenue, behind Huawei but superseding Ericsson. The top three all boast annual revenue in excess of US$30 billion, leaving ZTE, with revenue less than US$10 billion, far behind.
Ericsson, the Swedish communication technology and services provider, expects its business in Indonesia will grow as the country is working on a US$22 billion-broadband project over the next four to five years.Ericsson president and CEO Hans Vestberg said during his recent visit to Jakarta that the company would take advantage of the country’s move to provide a broadband network for its 250 million population.
Telstra will partner with its long-term equipment supplier Ericsson to define 5G technology in an effort to launch the network for commercial use in 2020. The technology will eventually replace the 4G networks that are currently being rolled out by Australia’s telcos with faster mobile internet and less power consumption. The standards for 5G however have not yet been fully defined. Telstra and Ericsson will work over the next five years to cement the standards, while also performing field and lab-based testing, the telco said.
Swedish telecom company Ericsson recently announced its collaboration with Singapore-based business alliance Bridge Alliance to deploy its Device Connection Platform (DCP) for managing the Internet of Things (IoT). Ericsson plans to deploy the platform for Bridge Alliance’s 36 major mobile telecom operators in Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East. “The partnership with the Bridge Alliance members to deploy the Ericsson DCP is a critical milestone to make the adoption of cellular services in IoT devices economically viable for device OEMs and enterprises,” said Anders Lindblad, Ericsson’s senior vice president of its Business Unit Cloud & IP.
NEW DELHI: Xiaomi will be taking legal action against websites selling its phones illegally and infringing on the company’s trademark in India where the Chinese handset maker has an ongoing patent dispute with Ericsson. The Swedish telecom equipment maker had alleged earlier this month that Xiaomi was selling Mediatek-powered smartphones through Xiaomishop.com, in violation of an interim order of the Delhi High Court that allowed the company to only sell Qualcomm chipset smartphones.
NEW DELHI: Swedish telecom firm Ericsson has claimed in Delhi High Court that Chinese mobile phone maker Xiaomi Technology is violating its interim order by selling handsets which do not have chipsets of Qualcomm Incorporated. The counsel for Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson told Justice Jayant Nath that Xiaomi was violating a division bench order of the court, allowing the Chinese company to sell and import till today (February 5) only those handsets which have Qualcomm processors.
SINGAPORE: Local telco Singtel and networking giant Ericsson on Tuesday (Jan 27) signed a deal to collaborate on testing technologies for the deployment of 5G networks in the future. Both companies inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore 5G networks and the possible applications that can be rolled out to meet the needs of consumers and industries. They will also study how the next-generation mobile network can support Singapore’s vision of being a Smart Nation, according to its press release.
SingTel is conducting a trial of Ericsson’s Radio Dot System to improve the in-building mobile broadband experience in Singapore. The live trial is currently underway at Changi Business Park, with the ambition to extend SingTel’s LTE and 3G network coverage into enterprise buildings and public venues. The solution promises to enable operators to deliver high-performance coverage and capacity in any size or type of building. It is designed to integrate seamlessly with SingTel’s LTE and 3G networks.
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court in an interim order has restrained Xiaomi as well as online e-commerce site Flipkart from selling in India handsets of the Chinese mobile maker that run on the technology patented by Ericsson. The court has also restrained Xiaomi or its agents from making, assembling, importing or offering for sale its devices which are infringing the mobile phone technology patented by Ericsson.
As many leading mobile phone manufacturers are based in Asia, the continent will play a leading role in shaping mobile technology, said Ericsson Chief Technology Officer Ulf Ewaldsson in Singapore recently. Because of APAC region’s dominance in subscription growth, this region will lead in LTE technology adoption, he added, citing numbers from the latest Ericsson Mobility Report.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia has chosen equipment vendor Ericsson to build its new core network, and plans to be Australia’s first telco to offer voice services over a 4G network. The partnership forms part of an effort by the telco to replace a network hobbled together as a result of its 2009 merger with Hutchison,. The patched network was blamed for service issues resulting in a customer exodus following the ‘Vodafail” movement in 2010. The deal will run for five years and is understood to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Telecommunications giant Ericsson will manage the ground systems of NBN Co’s upcoming long-term satellite service under a new bundle of work worth over $300 million, added to its 10-year, $1.1 billion contract with the national network builder. Ericsson had already won a contract to build and manage the fixed wireless component of the NBN’s rural and regional deployment in mid-2011.
ABI Research finds that “slow and steady” describes the overall 2013 Telecom Network Managed Services market, but notes fierce competition among the vendors. Based on full-year reporting and analysis, ABI Research finds the leading vendors have reaped the benefits from an industry in rationalization turmoil. The top three vendors continue to improve their execution skills and now account for 85% of total Telecom Managed Services revenues. “Managed Services is an industry where scale and execution are everything,” says Joe Hoffman, mobile networks practice director, “and we expect the The Rule of Three and Four will continue to sculpt the landscape.”
KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — Ericsson expects LTE (Long-Term Evolution) subscribers to make up about one-fifth of Malaysia’s total mobile users by 2019, driven by growing demand for data and video. The figure may seem a bit low given that the smartphone penetration rate has already surpassed the 33 per cent mark, but Todd Ashton (pic), president of Ericsson Malaysia and Sri Lanka, begs to differ. Currently, fewer than 2 per cent of mobile subscribers are on LTE. So, to grow the base tenfold over the next five years is a good achievement.