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Ericsson names new strategy head

Douglas L. Gilstrap has been appointed senior VP and head of group function strategy at Ericsson, effective from 1 October 2009

Ericsson CEO: Banks will support Sony Ericsson

Ericsson’s outgoing CEO Carl-Henric Svanberg has reaffirmed the Swedish vendor’s commitment to Sony Ericsson, its loss-making handset joint venture with Japan’s Sony.

Dell’Oro: Ericsson doubles lead in mobile kit sector

Swedish vendor Ericsson has doubled its lead in the mobile networking kit market according to new data from Dell’Oro, reports Reuters.

Europe preps 18M LTE Advanced research project

The European Commission said today it plans to fund research into LTE Advanced technology, a future enhancement of the forthcoming LTE network standard.

Sony to up joint procurement with handset unit

Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony is to increase the number of components it procures jointly with Sony Ericsson in a bid to save money at its struggling handset unit, a joint-venture with Sweden’s Ericsson.

Report: Ottawa unlikely to block Nortel deal

Canada’s Globe and Mail reports that Nortel Networks’ sale of key CDMA and LTE technology to Ericsson is being evaluated by Ottawa based on the balance sheet value of its assets, paving the way for the controversial deal to close without federal intervention.

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.

LG, Sony Ericsson join Windows 6.5 party

LG and Sony Ericsson have unveiled devices based on Microsoft’s new Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system (OS), joining HTC in becoming some of the first vendors to back the upgraded software platform. LG’s GM750 (pictured, left) will be available from 6 October (the launch date for version 6.5).

Sony Ericsson entertains with move to Sony brand

Loss-making handset vendor Sony Ericsson yesterday announced plans to realign its brand towards a stronger entertainment profile and adopt the ‘make.believe’ brand concept currently pushed by Sony, one of the manufacturer’s parent companies.

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.