Three of the world's biggest network equipment vendors--and bitter rivals--announced they will create interoperability among their OSS systems through their new "OSSii" initiative.
Ericsson said that its share of the overall network equipment market slumped from 27 per cent in 2011 to 24 per cent in 2012, based upon preliminary company data.
Ericsson surprised analysts by reporting fourth-quarter sales figures above estimates helped by North American orders rising sharply to €1.97 billion the fourth quarter, a 51 per cent increase. overall net sales grew 5 per cent year-over-year to €7.77 billion.
Ericsson said it expects to see more growth in the telecommunications network services market than in pure network gear sales in the years ahead as carriers look to add more services to their IP networks.
AT&T on Tuesday signed an agreement with Fiserv to expand its CheckFreePay walk-in bill payment for its wireline and wireless customers.
O2 UK is spending £10 million to replace its central customer database with a more proven system after two recent outages impacted millions of customers.
Ericsson on Tuesday added another piece to its growing Operational Service Systems/Business Support System (OSS/BSS) puzzle by reaching an agreement to purchase Toronto-based ConceptWave for an undisclosed amount.
Telefonica on Friday appointed Alcatel-Lucent's professional services division to consolidate its diverse set of network management and back office systems onto a common platform.
Ericsson is the front-runner to acquire Nokia Siemens Networks' Business Support Services (BSS) division, according to Dow Jones Newswires , which cited a person familiar with the matter.
NEC Corp. and its NetCracker Technology subsidiary have completed their acquisition of Convergys' Information Management , a move that enables it to more effectively deliver services to both