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Ericsson to build 3G network for Turkcell

Ericsson is to build a WCDMA/HSPA network for Turkey’s number one mobile operator, Turkcell, and will supply a range of related services.

Ericsson names CFO in time for management shuffle

Ericsson has named Jan Frykhammar as its new CFO, replacing Hans Vestberg, who is to become the Swedish vendor’s new CEO on 1 January 2010.

Report: Ericsson lands US2B Sprint outsource deal

Sweden-based equipment vendor Ericsson has secured a deal worth US$2 billion to take over management of Sprint Nextel’s mobile networks in the US, a Swedish business newspaper has reported.

UK operators outsource network management

Two of the UK’s mobile networks today announced separate high-profile maintenance outsourcing deals, reflecting a growing trend by operators to attempt to reduce operating expenses and improve efficiency in network operation and maintenance.

Ericsson scores China Unicom 3G deal

Sweden’s Ericsson – the world’s largest mobile infrastructure vendor – today announced it has won a deal to supply China Unicom with 3G WCDMA kit in 15 provinces.

Ericsson sells network testing business for US169M

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 joins China Unicom 3G supplier list

Alcatel-Lucent is the latest western-based vendor to announce a high-profile 3G WCDMA network deal with China Unicom.

Ericsson claims HSPA world record

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.

NSN seeks up to EUR200M from EIB

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) is seeking up to EUR200 million (US$265 million) in financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB), reports Reuters.

Mobile firms call on G20 leaders for initiative support

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.