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December 16, 2010  1:01 PM

Potential NSN minority stake sale has good news/bad news

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, managed services, NSN, outsourcing, service layer

There are renewed stories that NSN is looking to sell about a third of the company to a private equity consortium. The stories aren’t...

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...

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...

March 26, 2009  12:38 PM

EU telcos weigh economics of network management outsourcing

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, network management, NSN, outsourcing, telecom service providers

The EU says telcos there are weathering the economic storm so far, better in fact than most industry sectors. This contrasts with other stories that telcos are outsourcing network management to reduce costs.

We think that the truth of the situation is closer to the EU version. We’ve...


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