KDDI to deploy Ericsson global internet of things platform

JapanRCR Wireless — Swedish vendor Ericsson is partnering with Japanese operator KDDI to deploy Ericsson Device Connection Platforms to manage global “internet of things” connections.  The partnership will provide enhanced connectivity services to KDDI’s enterprise customers and support the deployment of IoT solutions on a global scale, the Swedish company said.

SK Telecom inks transcontinental 5G trial with Ericsson and DT

KoreaRCR Wireless — SHANGHAI- Korean operator SK Telecom announced during Mobile World Congress Shanghai it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with German operator Deutsche Telekom and Swedish vendor Ericsson to cooperate in the development of the 5G core network.

India to have 810 million smartphone subscriptions by 2021: Report

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: By the year 2021, Indias smartphone subscription is expected to be 810 million, which is four times the subscriber base in 2015, said Ericsson Mobility report released on Tuesday. Also, total mobile traffic will grow 15-fold from the year 2015 to 2021, said a statement issued by Swedish communication technology major Ericsson, citing the report.

Ericsson shares plunge 14% as growth disappoints

APACFT — Shares in Ericsson fell to a three-year low after the Swedish telecoms equipment maker admitted that it had “not been happy” with growth in recent years on the back of weak first-quarter results. The company has promised a turnround with a comprehensive restructuring and cost-cutting programme aimed at refocusing the group on future growth markets.

Quanta partners with Ericsson for cloud computing datacenter business

TaiwanDigi Times — Quanta Computer has partnered with telecom equipment maker Ericsson to push the cloud computing datacenter market and the cooperation is expected to boost its telecom products’ revenue contribution in the cloud computing business from 3% currently to 40% after five years. Quanta’s cloud computing business has 97% of revenues contributed by datacenter orders from Google and Amazon.

Telenor renews contract with Ericsson

MyanmarMyanmar Times — The contract renews a March 2014 agreement between Ericsson and Telenor which designated the Swedish company its network supplier and managed service provider in Myanmar. This includes “deployment of 4G/LTE networks and transformation of 2G and 3G networks in Myanmar,” the company wrote in an email toThe Myanmar Times.

Ericsson inks cloud/NFV deals with XL Axiata and LG Uplus

IndonesiaTelecom Asia — Indonesian telecoms operator XL Axiata has picked Ericsson to transform its network through the deployment of disaggregated architecture. Ericsson will deploy its full stack cloud solution, including the Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 based on Intel Rack Scale Architecture, and virtual network functions (VNFs) as part of XL Axiata’s cloud evolution and realization of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

Ericsson wins deals with Telenor Asia, XL Axiata

APACTelecom Asia — Ericsson has secured a five-year contract with Telenor Group to deploy LTE networks in Thailand, Bangladesh and Malaysia. Under the deal, Ericsson will provide equipment for LTE rollouts by Thailand’s Dtac, Bangladesh’s Grameenphone and Telenor Myanmar. The contract also covers the transformation of Telenor’s 2G and 3G networks in the markets, to help improve network capacity and enhance the mobile broadband experience.

Singtel, Ericsson to test new Internet of Things technology

SingaporeChannel News Asia — SINGAPORE: Local telco giant Singtel announced on Monday (Feb 22) that it will trial Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology in the second half of 2016 as part of its partnership with Sweden’s Ericsson. Their collaboration, in place since January last year, aims to test technologies to prepare Singtel’s current 4G LTE network to support the expected rapid growth of connected devices as Singapore targets 5G availability in 2020.

Quanta Computer to partner with Ericsson for cloud computing solutions

TaiwanDigi Times — Notebook ODM Quanta Computer on February 22 announced a partnership with Ericsson for cooperation to promote cloud computing solutions in the global market. Through the partnership, Quanta will supply hardware solutions for Ericsson and is expected to compete for orders and even sell hardware under its own brand QCT through Ericsson’s global service network to over more than 180 countries, according to Taiwan-based server supply chain makers.

Telstra, Ericsson ink deal for full-stack SDN/NFV cloud solution

AustraliaTelecom Asia — Telstra and Ericsson signed a contract at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Tuesday under which Ericsson will deploy a full-stack telecom cloud solution that includes NFV and SDN, and will focus initially on transforming the Australian telco’s wireless network and providing a 5G-ready core.

Singtel and Ericsson trialling narrowband networks for IoT

SingaporeZDNet — Singtel and Ericsson have announced their collaboration on enabling Singtel’s 4G network for the Internet of Things (IoT), including a trial of narrowband IoT technology during the latter half of 2016. Instead of using cellular networks for the IoT, narrowband low-power, long-range, wide-area networks that use available, unlicensed radio spectrum could allow for extended coverage and less complex devices with higher battery life, meaning more connected devices overall.

Telstra opening Cloud Innovation Centre with Ericsson and AWS

AustraliaZDNet — Ericsson and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced overnight at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona that they will be partnering on researching and launching telecommunications service provider hybrid cloud centres worldwide, with Telstra to be the first co-host. Ericsson is aiming to use AWS’ industry expertise in an effort to extend its own cloud programs, datacentres, and application migration solutions to accelerate cloud adoption for telcos in preparation of 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Ericsson profit grows 23% on 4G sales

APACTelecom Asia — Ericsson has reported a 23.4% increase in net profit for 2015 to 13.7 billion kronor ($1.61 billion), thanks to a strong fourth quarter and the impact of ongoing cost cutting efforts. Sales for the year increased 8% to 246.9 billion kronor, with growth in India, China and North America compensating for declines in Japan, Russia and Brazil.

Ericsson, Huawei renew patent cross-license deal

ChinaTelecom Asia — Ericsson and Huawei have extended their global patent cross-licensing agreement covering wireless technologies including GSM, UMTS and LTE standard-essential patents. As part of the renewed agreement Huawei will make on-going royalty payments to Ericsson based on actual sales from 2016 and onwards. The commercial terms have not been disclosed.

Nokia pips Ericsson for Vodafone 4G deal in 3 circles

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia has pipped arch rival Ericsson to secure a three-year 4G network deployment contract from India’s second largest telecom operator Vodafone for three of its most lucrative circles, a person familiar with the matter told ET. He, however, did not share the value of the contract for the three circles-—Mumbai, Kolkata and Punjab.

China Mobile, Ericsson team on 5G, IoT

ChinaEricsson and China Mobile Research Institute signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on “5G” research and development as well as “Internet of Things” technology. The agreement will initially cover a five-year period with the collaboration set to include verification, trial and standardization of a new 5G air interface for commercial deployment from 2020.

Ericsson, China Mobile Team Up to Foster 5G Technology

ChinaZacks — Ericsson  recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with China Mobile Research Institute (“CMRI”), the research wing of state-owned telecommunication company of China Mobile Limited, to foster 5G research and development. According to this agreement, the companies will work together to develop innovative 5G mobile network technologies to help revolutionize global information and communication technology.

Ericsson eyes huge opportunities from mergers in telecom sector

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Ericsson expects the ongoing consolidation in the Indian telecom industry to offer a big business opportunity to the Swedish telecom gear maker’s managed services business. “It is a potential opportunity specifically from managed services view point. We do multivendor managed services, and are already managing all the other vendors in India,” Jeroen Dorrestein, vice president and head of operations, Ericsson India, told ET.

Ericsson bats for 700 Mhz auction in India

IndiaRT Telecom — Ericsson, the world’s largest telecom gear maker, has thrown its weight behind the auction of spectrum in the 700 MHz band, saying now is the right time for India to sell the bandwidth which can be used for 4G as the country is seeing a surge in adoption of data services. Speaking to ET’s Gulveen Aulakh, Ulf Pehrsson Ericsson’s vice president sales and marketing for government and industry relations said that the move would be forward looking as India could be among the quicker technology adopting countries worldwide, rather than a laggard. Edited excerpts:

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.