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Ericsson powers Smart

Ericsson is upgrading Philippine operator Smart with WCDMA/HSPA kit nationwide, in a deal claimed to be the first commercially deployed HSPA network in the 850MHz band in Southeast Asia

Ericsson wins US1.7B deals in China

Ericsson – the world’s largest mobile network infrastructure vendor – today announced it has scored deals in China worth almost US$2 billion.

BSNL mulls Ericsson, Huawei bids for GSM contract

India’s state-owned mobile operator BSNL has confirmed it is studying bids from Ericsson India and Huawei for a contract to supply 93 million GSM lines in India, which is believed to be one of the largest tenders of its kind.

Ericsson and TI trial solar kit

Ericsson and Telecom Italia are trialling a new solar-powered site development.

Sprint taps Ericsson to run its network

Sprint yesterday confirmed long-running rumours it is to transfer operation of its networks to Ericsson, marking one of the industry’s largest-ever and most significant outsourcing deals.

Ericsson to invest US1.5B in South Korea

Ericsson is to invest US$1.5 billion in South Korea over the next five years on development of an R&D centre focused on green technology and next-generation mobile communications.

Euro telco vendors tipped for minor recovery in 2Q

Europe’s beleaguered telecoms equipment and handset vendors are forecast to report minor improvements in their forthcoming second-quarter results, reports Dow Jones Newswires.

Ericsson warns South Korean report was premature

Ericsson has denied reports suggesting its cooperation with South Korea, announced yesterday, will lead to investment of US$1.5 billion in the country over the next five years and an increase in its local employee headcount from 80 to 1,000.

TOT committed to 3G launch this year

Thai mobile operator TOT has approved a THB1.7 billion (US$50 million) plan to upgrade 500 1900MHz base stations owned by subsidiary Thai Mobile to offer 3G services in Bangkok by the end of this year, reports Telegeography, citing the Bangkok Post.

Ericsson bags managed services deal with O2 UK

Sweden’s Ericsson has won another managed services contract, this time with Telefonica’s O2 UK, the country’s largest mobile operator.