Omantel Launches Commercial LTE Network

Omantel 4G

Integrated telecom services provider, Omantel has announced the commercial launch of its 4G LTE network in the Sultanate of Oman. The LTE network launch comes after a series of trials which successfully delivered speeds of up to 100 Mbps. Company has awarded its LTE network contracts to Huawei and Ericsson end of last May.

Tech Talk: Smart Grids

Craig Donovan, Senior Researcher at Ericsson Research, talks about Smart Grids and how LTEi has key features and many advantages to meet the communication requirements for Smart Grids. For the utilities industry, the right combination and management of communication technologies has the potential to reshape the operational and business processes of the entire industry.

Ericsson: LTE to cover half the world's population by 2017

Ericsson Report

A new Traffic and Market Report from Ericsson says that 85 percent of the world's population will have internet coverage via 3G by 2017 and there will be close to nine billion mobile subscriptions, compared to six billion by the end of 2011. Report expects mobile data traffic to grow by 15 times between 2011 and 2017.

Sprint To Purchase $1 Billion of Network Gear From Ericsson, Shutting down iDEN Services in 2013

Sprint

Sprint Nextel has reached a $1 billion credit agreement to finance equipment purchases from Ericsson. The company announced this credit facility with Deutsche Bank and a syndicate of other banks today.

Rogers selects Ericsson for LTE network upgrade

Rogers, one of Canada's leading communications companies, entrusted Ericsson to help the company upgrade its network equipment to LTEi and provide support to Rogers' engineering staff.

Ericsson Providing LTE Networks to Eight Regional Operators in Rural America

Ericsson MINI-LINK

Ericsson is working with regional wireless operators to provide LTE services in rural America. Company is providing LTE mobile broadband networks to eight regional wireless operators in the United States and Guam.

T-Mobile Picks Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks for LTE Deployment

T-Mobile

T-Mobile USA has selected Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to support It’s $4 billion 4G network evolution plan, including network modernization and LTE deployment in 2013.  

SK Telecom Signs LTE Contract with Ericsson

Ericsson MINI-LINK

South Korea's operator SK Telecom has selected Ericsson to extend its LTE network. The LTE network extension will be carried out by Ericsson's operating unit in Korea, LG-Ericsson and is scheduled to be completed within the first half of this year.

Ericsson Announces Softbank LTE Contract

Ericsson MINI-LINK

Ericsson announced today that SOFTBANK MOBILE has selected it to build an LTE RAN in Japan's major cities,. Ericsson is the second big vendor to report LTE network contract this week, yesterday Nokia Siemens Networks 
announced the LTE win to supply, deploy and integrate operator's 4G, FDD LTE network.

Meeting mobile broadband expectations with maximum efficiency

As the Networked Society takes shape, providing the right user experience is a top priority for operators. Bandwidth-hungry applications common on smartphones, tablets and other connected devices are driving figures for data traffic sky high.

Ericsson and Polycom Announce Standards-Based, HD Visual Communications Solution

Feb 27, 2012 - At this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC), Polycom Inc., the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), will launch an end-to-end solution that enables operators to offer affordable, interoperable HD Video-as-a-Service (VaaS) and unified communication services to businesses of all sizes.

Ericsson, Qualcomm Demo Broadcast Video over LTE at MWC

Ericsson MINI-LINK

Ericsson and Qualcomm will demonstrate evolved Broadcast over LTE (Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services, eMBMS) at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. eMBMS enables more efficient use of available spectrum and mobile networks.

ABI Research: Ericsson Leads LTE RAN Standard Contributions

ABI Research

From 2005 until 1H 2011, Ericsson has made the most approved contributions to the LTE RAN standard, according to ABI Research. Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks together had the second highest number of contributions, followed by Huawei. Companies work within standards groups to make contributions, which are approved through voting.

eAccess to launch LTE service in March

eAccess

Japanese operator eAccess will launch commercial LTE service next month. Operator has set initial LTE data service price of 3,880 yen per month. According to eAccess, its LTE service will have 40% population coverage by end of March this year and will reach to 70% in the end of March 2013.

It all comes back to backhaul

Ericsson - Backhaul plays a critical role in mobile broadband, and is rising in importance on account of the introduction of heterogeneous networks, known as hetnets.

Deploying vast numbers of small cells to complement improved and densified macrocell layers will require a range of highly scalable, flexible mobile backhaul solutions that support superior user experience.