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NSN India sales at EUR 150 mn, down 23.5 percent

NSN India sales at EUR 150 mn, down 23.5 percent

August 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm 0 comments

NSN (Nokia Solutions and Networks) India Q2 net sales reached EUR 150 million, down 23.5 percent with the corresponding quarter in 2012 due to slow 3G uptake. NSN second quarter 2013 net sales was EUR 2.8 billion declined 14.7 percent year-on-year, but increased 1.5 percent sequentially. If one excludes businessesRead More

Telecel Zimbabwe renews 2G/3G license

Telecel Zimbabwe renews 2G/3G license

August 8, 2013 at 3:52 pm 0 comments

Orascom Telecom Holding has announced that its indirectly held Zimbabwean subsidiary, Telecel Zimbabwe (Private) Limited, has reached an agreement with the government of Zimbabwe to renew its 2G/3G license in Zimbabwe for twenty years for $137.5 million. Ahmed Abou Doma, CEO, Orascom Telecom Holding said, “I am very glad thatRead More

Sub-$200 smartphone demand to exceed 750 mn in 2018

Sub-$200 smartphone demand to exceed 750 mn in 2018

August 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

ABI Research forecasts low cost smartphone shipments to grow from 238 million in 2013 to 758 million by 2018 Low cost smartphones, defined as hones with a wholesale ASP below $200, are increasingly appearing in OEM and operator portfolios in both emerging and developed markets. The low hanging fruit forRead More

Continental join hands with Cisco

Continental join hands with Cisco

August 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm 0 comments

Continental and Cisco will showcase a proof-of-concept connected vehicle. This joint proof-of-concept connected vehicle is equipped with the highly secure and seamless network technology to meet the growing demands for connected vehicles.  Continental lays the foundation for added innovative automobile functions and benefits to passengers to make connectivity to theRead More

NSN becomes Nokia Solutions and Networks

NSN becomes Nokia Solutions and Networks

August 7, 2013 at 6:16 pm 0 comments

Nokia Siemens Networks, the world’s mobile broadband specialist today becomes Nokia Solutions and Networks and is now known as NSN. The new name reflects NSN’s change of ownership following Nokia’s acquisition of Siemens entire 50 percent stake, which was announced on July 1, 2013, and completed today. Nokia Solutions andRead More

Google and four other firms form OpenPower Consortium

Google and four other firms form OpenPower Consortium

August 7, 2013 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

Google, IBM, Mellanox, NVIDIA and Tyan today announced plans to form the OpenPOWER Consortium, an open development alliance based on IBM’s POWER microprocessor architecture. The consortium intends to build advanced server, networking, storage and GPU-acceleration technology aimed at delivering more choice, control and flexibility to developers of next-generation, hyperscale andRead More

CSC and AT&T sign agreement for cloud

CSC and AT&T sign agreement for cloud

August 7, 2013 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

CSC and AT&T have signed a seven year agreement for a global strategic alliance to develop next-generation technology solutions for enterprise businesses based on cloud solutions. Under the agreement, the two companies plan to develop and offer cloud solutions for businesses globally. The companies are combining CSC’s cloud services, specializedRead More

Ingram Micro to provide logistics for Telecom New Zealand

Ingram Micro to provide logistics for Telecom New Zealand

August 7, 2013 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

Ingram Micro, the world’s largest technology distributor announced today it has signed an agreement with Telecom New Zealand, to provide third-party logistics and supply chain optimization services. Under the terms of the agreement, Ingram Micro will manage the warehousing and distribution of mobile devices and customer-fixed line hardware from deviceRead More

Operators moving the Wi-Fi way

Operators moving the Wi-Fi way

August 7, 2013 at 3:41 pm 0 comments

Indian operators are stitching their Wi-Fi plans as this is in sync with their 3G and 4G strategy. With 3G and 4G spectrum coming at a premium, operators have to rely on Wi-Fi to provide ubiquitous coverage and also to make mobile broadband affordable in the country. Indian operators areRead More

Reliance Jio awards MNP order to Syniverse

Reliance Jio awards MNP order to Syniverse

August 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

Reliance Jio Infocomm has awarded MNP (mobile number portability) order to Syniverse. Syniverse, a mobile number portability solution provider is well designed to help operators optimize their existing networks to 3G, 4G and beyond. The solution will help Reliance Jio to get subscribers from 3G operators aggressively. The subscribers canRead More