Ericsson announced today it is to sell its network testing business – TEMS – to Swiss technology firm Ascom for CHF190 million (US$169 million).
Alcatel-Lucent is the latest western-based vendor to announce a high-profile 3G WCDMA network deal with China Unicom.
Ericsson says it will this week break its own HSPA world record with the world’s first demonstration of HSPA multi-carrier MIMO technology, providing peak downlink data rates of 56Mb/s, at the CTIA Wireless exhibition. HSPA multi-carrier technology with MIMO, which is currently being standardised, is scheduled for commercial deployment in 2010.
Twenty-five bosses of the world’s top mobile companies have signed a letter delivered to leaders of the G20 nations yesterday, pledging to invest hundreds of billions of dollars in mobile broadband development globally – a move they claim could create 25 million jobs and help lift the world out of recession – in return for a more stable regulatory environment and allocation of new spectrum.