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Ericsson's strategy chief and M&A guru Doug Gilstrap to leave company

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.

Cell tower worker deaths prompt federal regulators to scrutinize industry more closely

A surge in deaths among cell tower workers has prompted federal safety regulators to look more closely at the industry and track which companies various subcontractors were working for when accidents occurred.

Huawei ships 52M smartphones in 2013, again misses its own target

Huawei reported its full-year 2013 results in its annual report, and noted that higher sales of network gear drove record revenue and net profit last year. However, while Huawei also reported an increase in smartphone sales in 2013, it again missed its own targets for growth in smartphones.

ZTE swings back to profitability in 2013 thanks to LTE networking

.ZTE reported a net profit for all of 2013 thanks to the strength of its LTE network projects. This is a welcome change of pace for the company, which posted its first ever yearly loss for 2012.

T-Mobile takes on Verizon in LTE advertising and network battle

T-Mobile US is taking on Verizon Wireless in terms of advertising and an LTE network expansion, arguing that Verizon's ads on network coverage are misleading. The carrier is making that claim in connection with a major LTE network coverage push of its own.

Rumor Mill: NSN considers a tie-up with Juniper Networks

Nokia is thinking of combining its Nokia Solutions and Networks division with Juniper Networks to get a stronger foothold in the U.S. network equipment market, according to a report in Germany's  Manager Magazin Online.

T-Mobile's LTE network the nation's fastest at 11.5 Mbps, according to report

According to a new report from OpenSignal, T-Mobile US' LTE network provides the fastest average download speeds at 11.5 Mbps. Those speeds were faster than the 9.12 Mbps that AT&T Mobility provided, the 7.82 Mbps that Verizon Wireless provided, and the 4.32 Mbps that Sprint provided.

Alcatel-Lucent posts Q4 net profit of $181.6M, points to cost savings

Alcatel-Lucent posted its first quarterly net profit in two years in the fourth quarter of 2013, and said its turnaround under the "Shift" plan led by CEO Michel Combes is on target. In the fourth quarter the vendor's North American sales inched up and the company's overall margins widened.

Cisco lowers mobile data traffic growth rate prediction, but still points to booming LTE

Cisco Systems lowered its rate of growth in global mobile data traffic for 2012 and 2013. However, in a new report the company still forecasted a nearly 11-fold increase in mobile data traffic from 2013 – 2018.

Super Bowl XLVIII: How did Tier 1 wireless carriers' networks hold up?

Super Bowl XLVIII just wrapped on Sunday, with the Seattle Seahawks demolishing the Denver Broncos 43-8 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Now that the game is over, wireless carriers are boasting about the traffic they saw at the venue and how their networks held up at the game, which more than 85,000 people attended.