Huawei trumped its main rival, Ericsson, in the opening half of the year in terms of sales, with revenues around €5 billion higher than the Swedish company.
Ericsson reported strong results for the second quarter, with its sales and profit margins beating analysts' expectations. The Swedish vendor expects a better sales and business mix in the second half of this year and is riding stronger growth in network-capacity projects, which are more profitable than network buildouts.
Despite rumors that Tier 1 operators AT&T and Verizon may be talking to Ericsson about outsourcing the management of their networks, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg said that is a very unlikely scenario because those operators have size and scale and a history of doing it themselves. "I wouldn't believe they would outsource their networks," Vestberg said during an interview with FierceWireless.
Cisco CEO John Chambers and Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg may have very different management styles but one area where they are similar is that they claim to always be thinking five to 10 years into the future.
The most critical aspect that will influence how 5G networks manage envisioned traffic increases is the availability of additional spectrum, according to Ericsson. In a new white paper on 5G, the vendor said radio spectrum from 10 GHz up to 100 GHz is being considered for use by 5G mobile communication systems.
Vish Nandlall, CTO and head of strategy and marketing at Ericsson North America, is leaving the company to join Australian operator Telstra at its group CTO. Nandlall said his new position will begin in August.
ASPEN, Colo.--Do not look for Ericsson to follow its competitor Alcatel-Lucent and outsource any of its research and development. In an interview with FierceWireless, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg called the company's R&D efforts Ericsson's "heart and brain," and he said that he would never outsource the firm's core business.
Verizon is joining chipmaker Qualcomm and infrastructure vendor Ericsson on field trials of spectrum-sharing technology in the 3550-3650 MHz band at multiple locations.
Researchers are busily working on 802.11ax, a follow-on technology for 802.11ac Wi-Fi that uses MIMO-OFDA signaling to deliver faster, even gigabit-speed, connections to individual devices rather than simply improving overall network capacity. But 802.11ax will not hit the shelves for a few years, given that 2019 is the target date for a ratified 802.11ax standard.
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