Ericsson: 20% of business from Digital India, smart cities by 2020

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Telecom gearmaker Ericsson has announced a new unit — Industry and Society — that will focus on smart cities, the Digital India campaign and other technology projects from the government. It’s expected to account for 20% of the group’s overall business from India. “We are setting up a new unit ‘Industry and Society’ that will focus on Digital India, smart cities, public safety, utilities and transport segments. We are looking for a fifth of our business to come from our Industry and Society vertical by 2020,” Ericsson India vice president and head of engagement practices, Nishant Batra said.

Myanmar named fourth-fastest-growing mobile market in the world by Ericsson

MyanmarMyanmar Times — Mobile subscribers globally for the third quarter came to roughly 7.3 billion, in line with the global population. Meanwhile, mobile subscriptions in Southeast Asia and Oceania will cross the 1 billion mark before 2016 and hit about 1.3 billion by 2021. After a banner year for telecoms in Myanmar, the country has about 36 million mobile subscribers – up by 5 million over last quarter, the report said.

Ericsson Signs 5G R&D Collaboration With KDDI

JapanTeleanalysis — Ericsson today announced a 5G research and development collaboration with KDDI, a leading telecommunications operator based in Tokyo, Japan. Under the agreement, the two companies will develop a joint understanding of 5G use cases, requirements and deployment scenarios, as well as evaluate performance and applicability of potential 5G key technology components. The areas of interest for the companies include radio and core technologies.

Ericsson Mobility Report shows subscriber and data traffic growth

APACRCR Wireless — India and China are often thought of as the fastest-growing mobile markets, but the latest Ericsson Mobility Report shows the rest of the Asia-Pacific region growing faster than these two giants combined. Excluding China and India, the Asia-Pacific region added 26 million new mobile subscriptions in the third quarter, while India added 13 million and China added 7 million.

Ooredoo Group Signs 5-year Frame Agreement with Ericsson for Radio, Core and Transmission Solutions

APACPRNewswire — DOHA, Qatar: Ooredoo Group and Ericsson have signed a frame agreement for the supply of radio, core and transmission solutions, as well as related implementation and integration services. The group frame agreement includes radio, core and transmission equipment as well as related services. The agreement also covers Ericsson’s Software model with its predefined software value packages, which ensures better performance and reduces time to market for new functionalities.

We are bullish on the cloud opportunity in India: Ericsson’s Jason Hoffman

IndiaEconomic Times — NEW DELHI: Ericsson, the world’s largest telecom gear maker, is bullish on the opportunity in the Indian market for its cloud vertical. Jason Hoffman, head of cloud technology at Ericsson, believes that the cloud business has the possibility to become the largest business within the company. Speaking to ET’s Danish Khan, Hoffman talks about the opportunity in the Indian market for the cloud vertical, the business potential and business model.

Ericsson launches two new radio systems in Malaysia

MalaysiaDigital News Asia — ERICSSON has launched the Ericsson Radio System and Ericsson Radio Dot System in Malaysia, saying these solutions are designed to deliver the capacity and quality required from local networks that were originally built and optimised to deliver voice services across a defined coverage area.

AT&T, Ericsson and Apcera demonstrate NFV in a PaaS environment

JapanBusiness Cloud News — AT&T and Ericsson claim they’ve created an improvement to container technology that makes cloud telco platforms far more secure and yet easier to set up. They jointly presented their invention in proof of concept exercise, along with cloud service provider Apcera. Container technology, previously used for creating secure environments for text based office and enterprise productivity applications, has been tweaked in order to overcome some of its security limitations, when telecoms is handled in the cloud.

Ericsson India sales rise 81% in Q3, from IN

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Global telecom gear major Ericsson has registered its highest ever sales growth of 81% in India during three months to September, driven by higher investments in mobile broadband service. “The high level of mobile broadband investments, which started in the beginning of 2015, continued in the quarter with the main driver being mobile data traffic growth,” Ericsson said in its financial report today.

SKT, Ericsson claim 5G network slicing success

KoreaSouth Korea’s SK Telecom (SKT) and Sweden’s Ericsson have demoed 5G network slicing technology at the operator’s R&D centre in Bundang, a satellite city of Seoul. The firms said in a statement they created different virtual network slices and were able to isolate and protect the slices from one another, which claims to solve a major challenge that can arise when multiple virtual networks share one physical network.

Ericsson’s 5G Radio Test Beds Win 2015 LTE Asia Award

APACNasdaq — Ericsson ‘s endeavors toward developing robust 5G networks have earned accolades, with the company winning the “Biggest Contribution to 5G Development” award in this year’s Informa Telecoms & Media’s LTE Asia Award function. The “5G category” has debuted this year and Ericsson’s contribution to 5G radio test beds fetched it the award.

Alcatel’s strategic undersea cables unit to be swallowed by Nokia

APACChannel News Asia — PARIS: Alcatel-Lucent said on Tuesday it will not sell its undersea cables unit, meaning the strategic business which underpins the global Internet will be taken by Nokia once it completes its acquisition of the Franco-American group. The Finnish firm said in April the 15.6 billion euro (US$17 billion) acquisition of network gear maker Alcatel-Lucent as they aim to better compete with market leader Ericsson and low-cost Chinese powerhouse Huawei .

Indonesia’s XL Axiata turns to Ericsson for 4G/ LTE deployment

IndonesiaDigital News Asia — CELLULAR provider PT XL Axiata Tbk has signed a three-year contract with Ericsson for the design and implementation of a 4G/LTE (Fourth Generation/ Long-Term Evolution) network and the upgrading of its existing 2G and 3G (Second and Third Generation) networks in Jakarta and Central Java.

LG Uplus signs 5G deal with Ericsson to boost IoT biz

KoreaTelecom Lead — Telecom network vendor Ericsson announced its deal with Korean mobile service provider LG Uplus to develop 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. The duration of the agreement will be till 2020. Ericsson and LG Uplus will be introducing 5G network technologies to domestic and overseas markets through the collaboration.

SKT, Ericsson, Sony to trial wearables over LTE

JapanTelecom Asia — SK Telecom will work with Ericsson and Sony Mobile to trial the use of IoT wearables over LTE networks. The trials will involve testing new device and network innovations for wearables that have consumer lifestyle and wellness applications. The devices will have multiple sensors providing accelerometer, identification, pulse meter and GPS functionality.

Ericsson, SK partner on IoT platforms for medical, transport

KoreaRCR Wireless — Networking powerhouse Ericsson has partnered with SK Holdings of South Korea to jointly develop “Internet of Things” platforms for the health care and transportation verticals. The Swedish company and SK Holdings, parent company of SK Telecom, also will develop a global ICT ecosystem drawing in IoT, cloud computing, big data platforms, attendant security solutions and other technological components.

Ericsson, SK C&C team up on IoT, emerging ICT

KoreaTelecom Asia — Ericsson has signed an agreement with SK Telecom sister company SK Holdings C&C to establish a global collaborative ICT ecosystem covering applications including the IoT. Under the deal, Ericsson and SK C&C will collaborate in a range of areas including IoT platforms, emerging ICT services and convergence security products.

Gear makers Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent tweak India business strategy

IndiaEconomic Times — NEW DELHI: Top telecom equipment vendors in India such as Ericsson, Nokia and Huawei are transforming themselves from their core business of supplying gear to telcos to information and communications technology (ICT)-enablers in multiple sectors to leverage digital transition in a country where mobile penetration has reached the optimal level.

Ericsson, SK Telecom commit to network slicing as part of 5G initiative

KoreaFierce 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.

Ericsson and SK Telecom Collaborate on 5G Network Core Slicing

KoreaConverge 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.