Gamma, a UK-based business communications service provider (CSP), agreed a deal with Three UK to provide the primary radio access for a new mobile service it plans to launch in the first half of 2016.
Windstream has named Sugar Land, Texas, as the third market for its Kinetic IPTV service. The provider will offer its service to over 30,000 homes beginning in the second quarter, laying a new challenge to incumbent video provider Comcast.
Cisco's $1.4 billion (€1.2 billion) acquisition of Internet of Things specialist Jasper Technologies raises questions about the workings of the U.S. vendor's recently announced partnership with Ericsson, analysts at Machina Research said.
Ericsson released details of four new products designed to ease operators' path to 5G, the Internet of Things and cloud technology that it will demonstrate at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress.
Ericsson is touting a new version of LTE that will make 1-Gigabit speeds possible for LTE networks. Called Gigabit-LTE, this version of LTE will allow operators to deliver extremely fast speeds for tasks such as downloading video or for enterprises looking for fast network access for mission-critical applications.
New sales figures from Ericsson show that Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) has been the most lucrative market for its small cell Radio Dot System to date, as the vendor announced it has hit a milestone of 100 operator customers for the system.
Ericsson has made some tweaks to its 5G phone since last summer, but it's still too big to fit into a car. The phone is extra large because it's full of new, experimental components that haven't been miniaturized yet and it requires a large battery, Erik Dahlman, a senior expert in radio access technologies at Ericsson, told PC World.
Ericsson beat analysts' operating profit predictions for the fourth quarter of 2015, but fell short of expectations in terms of sales revenue during the period.
Stockholm-based TeliaSonera and Ericsson are making no secret of their 5G ambitions, announcing that they aim to offer some version of 5G services to TeliaSonera customers in Stockholm and Estonia's Tallinn as early as 2018.
TeliaSonera and Ericsson said customers of the Sweden-based operator in Stockholm in Sweden and Tallinn in Estonia will experience 5G services as early as 2018, as the two companies unveiled a new strategic partnership to drive the development of 5G.