Ericsson considers buying network capacity, with financial partners

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) is pondering the possibility of acquiring networks in tandem with financial partners, and then reselling the capacity to operators. Valter D'Avino, Ericsson's vice president of managed services, said at an investor conference in Barcelona that carriers "would like to offload part of the networks to a third party," which may be Ericsson plus a financial company. Then, Ericsson could share the capacity and lease it to multiple operators, he said. D'Avino told FierceWireless in September that the company was interested in capacity as a service as part of its managed services portfolio. Article