The executives who lead the wireless industry are ever-changing. FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein looks at where former wireless leaders are today.
Seeking to set itself apart in the competitive arena for network infrastructure, Nokia Siemens Networks offered up Technology Vision 2020, its blueprint for profitably delivering 1 gigabyte of personalized data per user per day within the next seven years.
T-Mobile US plans to add more antennas to its Radio Access Network to boost the performance of its small but growing LTE network, according to a report from GigaOM .
On the eve of the CTIA Wireless 2013 show, Sue Marek, editor-in-chief of FierceBroadbandWireless , talked with Rick Corker, head of Nokia Siemens Networks North America about T-Mobile's network transformation, the wireless industry transition to all-IP networks and how the current uncertainty about the company's ownership structure is impacting its business. Because of NSN's growth in North America, Corker was recently appointed to the company's executive board and executive management team.
Ericsson said there are now more than 1 billion subscribers on networks for which it provides managed services, a milestone it crossed sometime in the first quarter. The company said the market represents not only a significant achievement for itself but also for the wider industry as vendors change the nature of how they work with carriers.
Separate announcements from major infrastructure vendors Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks highlight the growing importance of carrier-grade Wi-Fi and intelligent traffic steering connectivity between cellular and Wi-Fi networks.
The European Commission, intent on punishing what it believes to be anti-competitive activity in the form of illegal state subsidies for and dumping by China's equipment vendors, seems to be ignoring the very real fears held by Europe's own equipment vendors that they could be shut out of the lucrative Chinese market as part of retaliatory moves by China.
China has threatened to retaliate if the European Union opens an investigation into Chinese equipment manufacturers over alleged anti-competitive behaviour.
Large-scale rollouts of small cells in the United States will likely start next year, but Nokia Siemens Networks' CEO Rajeev Suri believes it will be a couple of years at least before sales of the diminutive base stations deliver sizable sales revenues.
The European Commission said on Wednesday it is ready to launch an investigation over alleged dumping by, and subsidies for, Chinese mobile equipment manufacturers, even though Europe's manufacturers are clearly not in favour of a probe.