Several U.S. wireless carriers have either pushed back their commercial launches of Voice over LTE or said they are not rushing to deploy VoLTE. According to a senior Ericsson executive, that's not exactly a surprise.
Ericsson reported lower first-quarter sales but higher gross margins and profits as it focused on more lucrative contracts. However, the company saw a sharp 23 percent fall in revenue from North America, as large LTE coverage buildouts have peaked.
Ericsson said sales declined by 7 per cent to 47.5 billion krona (€5.2 billion/$7.2 billion) in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the previous year when adjusted for currency, although the Sweden-based equipment manufacturer said efforts to improve its profit margin are having a positive impact.
Alcatel-Lucent is paving the way for LTE in Thailand by constructing the country's first 100G optical network, said local operator DTAC.
Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has stepped up its local presence in Myanmar by opening two offices in the country's former capital Yangon, previously known as Rangoon.
Now IP Multimedia Subsystem is gaining traction with VoLTE it is becoming a viable solution for enterprise communications with revenue expected to reach $1.2 billion (€866 million) through 2019.
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg said he thinks that "5G" networks will be defined more by how the network is used than by a major leap in the air-interface technology.
Ericsson has become the ninth major international technology firm to join NYU Wireless as an affiliate sponsor, giving added momentum to the research center's efforts one week before the start of its inaugural Brooklyn 5G Summit, which is being jointly organized with Nokia Solutions and Networks.
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Ericsson said Doug Gilstrap, the vendor's global head of strategy, will resign from his role as of Aug. 1. Gilstrap, one of CEO Hans Vestberg's top lieutenants, has been with the company since August 2009.