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Report: Buyers for LG-Nortel stake shortlisted

Sony Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent and two private-equity firms have reportedly made the shortlist to acquire Nortel’s stake in LG-Nortel, the South Korean mobile equipment vendor.

Alcatel-Lucent issues EUR1B in bonds to ease debt

US/French equipment vendor Alcatel-Lucent is planning to raise up to EUR1 billion by issuing convertible bonds to help refinance its debt, reports the Financial Times (FT), citing a Reuters article.

Docomo gives IMS a needed boost

NTT Docomo has teamed up with five major network vendors to develop specifications for new value-added services delivered via IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) technology.

Forum finishes specs tackling voice over LTE issues

Industry group the VoLGA (Voice over LTE via Generic Access) Forum today published its first complete set of approved specifications aimed at delivering mobile voice and SMS services over future LTE networks. The move is important as there is currently no single agreed way of providing voice and SMS capability on next-generation LTE networks.

Nokia Siemens Networks claims first LTE call

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) – the industry’s second-largest infrastructure vendor – claims to have made the world’s first LTE call using commercial basestations and fully standard compliant software.

Alcatel-Lucent to build CDMA network in Iraq

Alcatel-Lucent has been awarded a new contract by Hi Link Telecom for the deployment of a greenfield mobile broadband network in Al Anbar province in Iraq, reports Telecompaper.

Alcatel-Lucent touts faster LTE technology

Alcatel-Lucent’s research arm, Bell Labs – in partnership with Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz Institut, and antenna supplier Kathrein – has conducted the industry’s first live field tests of Coordinated Multipoint Transmission, a technology claimed to increase data rates on LTE and 3G networks.

Alcatel-Lucent wins Docomo IP deal

Alcatel-Lucent today announced that its 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS) has been selected by NTT Docomo, Japan’s largest mobile operator, for the all-IP transformation of its network. Financial details were not disclosed.

O2 UK: Palm Pre launch will help keep edge

O2 UK believes its launch of the Palm Pre this Friday will help the company continue to beat rivals.

Alcatel-Lucent manages Orange Uganda

Alcatel-Lucent has won a deal to build, operate and manage Orange Uganda’s mobile network, by providing technical support, repair, field maintenance and program management services. This full Managed Services contract is the first ever in Uganda as well as in East Africa. Financial details were not disclosed.