Asia-Pac mobile numbers passed one billion in late 2006, according to Wireless Intelligence, a JV between Ovum and the GSM Association.


Ericsson has won a five-year, $300 million managed services contract from Mobistar


Smartcard-maker Giesecke & Devrient will supply a trial 1-Gigabyte SIM cards to TeliaSonera.  The card works with the MMC interface on a PDA built by HTC, but will later be reconfigured to work with ETSI-compliant UBS interface when products become available, G&D said.


Ericsson has acquired Entrisphere, a six-year-old based fiber access technology specialist in Silicon Valley. Ericsson said the acquisition brought into its product portfolio an IP-based broadband access platform ready for volume deployment that is also compliant with both North American and international standards.