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August 20, 2009  11:45 AM

NSN’s 4G plans and strategic location for LTE center

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Ericsson, LTE, Nortel, NSN

NSN is opening a new LTE development center in Dallas, next door to the Nortel facilities, in effect, and thus able to draw on the labor pool from Nortel, much of which is willing to jump first and see how Ericsson might do...

August 18, 2009  1:22 PM

Sony Ericsson pins handset hopes on new president

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Ericsson, mobile handsets, smartphones

Sony Ericsson named a new president, the former head of Ericsson’s U.S. operation, in the hope that management changes can reverse the course of the company’s...

August 11, 2009  1:48 PM

Nortel Carrier Ethernet assets still up for grabs

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Carrier Ethernet, Ericsson, Nortel, PBT

Nortel’s CEO resigned as the company reported another steep loss and the auction of the

July 27, 2009  10:54 AM

Ericsson’s Nortel wireless win linked to carrier buying trend

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Ericsson, Nortel, NSN, procurement, wireless vendors

Ericsson came from behind to win the Nortel wireless auction, beating out both NSN (the original straw-man bidder) and a private equity bidder for the deal. There’s still a step of court and regulatory approval,...

July 10, 2009  2:06 PM

Outsourcing operations trend appeals to carriers, too

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, managed services, network operations center (NOC), outsourcing, Sprint

Sprint is outsourcing its network operationst o Ericsson, the latest player in a series who have taken this sort of step. Alcatel-Lucent has been the beneficiary of most of...

July 6, 2009  12:03 PM

Ericsson’s GPON competition with Alcatel-Lucent

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, GPON, RF over glass

Ericsson, which has hardly a household word in wireline infrastructure, may be gaining traction in GPON deployment in China, and we’re hearing that the company is also looking stronger in Europe. GPON deployment on a larger scale is an interesting shift because it permits delivery of broadcast...

May 5, 2009  12:13 PM

Network outsourcing trend grows from operations economics

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, network management, NSN, outsourcing, Sprint

Sprint is rumored to be looking at outsourcing its network management/operations to Ericsson, another data point in the growing number of management outsource deals. While there are certainly some potential savings involved in this...

January 23, 2009  2:15 PM

CIMI Corp. analysis on critical telecom vendors

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, Juniper, Nokia-Siemens Networks, telecom equipment vendors, Tellabs

The February, March and April issues of our newsletter, Netwatcher, will include a special series on eight critical telecommunications vendors. We will present a SWOT analysis of each vendor based on our assessment of the critical market issues in 2009 and beyond.      -...

January 16, 2009  5:40 PM

Network market leaders analysis to come

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, equipment vendors, Ericsson, Huawei, Juniper, NSN, service provider networks

In the Market Area Focus section of our February 2009 issue of Netwatcher we'll be starting a three-article series on the major service provider network equipment vendors with coverage of Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, and Juniper The next segment will cover Ericsson,...

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