Light Reading
Also in today's turkey-free EMEA roundup: HP/Autonomy saga rolls on; smartphones on the march in UK; Vodacom does 4G voice in South Africa

Euronews: Ericsson Boasts IT Services Progress

Paul Rainford
11/22/2012
50%
50%

Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC) and Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) set the ball rolling in today's trip down the EMEA alley.

  • A series of Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT) acquisitions during the past decade, most notably the US$1.15 billion purchase of Telcordia, has helped Ericsson become a major player in telecom IT services, but it's not quite in the leading pack just yet, according to a recent market report from Gartner Inc. The Swedish giant, which has been aggressively targeting telecom IT services deals in the past year or so, has been classified as a "challenger" in Gartner's most recent "IT Services for Communications Service Providers" Magic Quadrant report, which means it has, according to the research firm, the "ability to execute" but not yet a "completeness of vision." According to Gartner's criteria, a company requires both attributes to be a market "leader," a status afforded to Accenture in this particular report (see this Accenture press release for more). Ericsson, which has 12,000 staff in its consulting and systems integration team, identifies the acquisitions of InCode, Bizitek, HyC and Teleca OSS as noteworthy stepping stones to becoming a significant SPIT services player. (See Ericsson to Buy Telcordia, Say Goodbye to Telcordia, Ericsson Buys North American Integrator, Ericsson Buys Turkish Integrator, Ericsson Invests in IPTV Smarts and Ericsson Acquires Teleca OSS.)



  • The scandal surrounding HP's accusations of dodgy accounting methods against Autonomy's management looks set to roll on and on, with former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch denying any illegal practices and criticizing HP for mismanaging the enterprise information management software specialist since last year's $10.2 billion acquisition, reports the Daily Telegraph. But has the storm over Autonomy's alleged bookkeeping practices provided a smokescreen for bigger problems at HP? That's an angle examined in this Guardian article. (See HP Claims Fraud by Autonomy Team.)

  • Smartphones are set to account for 84 percent of all mobile handsets sold in the U.K. by 2017, up from 59 percent in 2012, according to a new market forecast from Pyramid Research . The study, entitled UK: Fiber Deployment and Launch of 4G/LTE Boost Broadband, also predicts there will be 22.2 million 4G users in Britain by 2017. The U.K.'s first 4G services were launched in late October. (See Euronews: 4G Arrives in UK and How Not to Do 4G, EE-Style.)

  • Hutchison 3G Austria GmbH 's proposed takeover of Orange Austria Telecommunication GmbH. is set to get the green light from the European Commission , according to a Reuters report that cites Austria's Kurier newspaper. As a condition of the deal, Hutchison had to agree to give up spectrum if a new operator wanted to enter the market. (See EC Looks Again at Orange Austria Takeover.)

  • South African operator Vodacom Pty. Ltd. is to provide voice services as part of its 4G offering using Circuit-Switch Fallback (CSFB) capabilities provided by Nokia Networks , which is also supplying LTE network infrastructure to the carrier.

  • The CEO of Orange Spain , Jean Marc Vignolles, has been telling Bloomberg that its policy of continuing to subsidize handset sales in the cash-strapped country is paying dividends, with the Orange (NYSE: FTE) subsidiary increasing market share at the expense of its rivals Vodafone España S.A. and Telefónica SA (NYSE: TEF), which had earlier decided to abandon such subsidies. (See Euronews: Tide Turns Against Handset Subsidies and Do Big Subsidies Have Big Staying Power?)

  • Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) has completed the acquisition of earthmine, the 3-D mapping specialist that the handset giant hopes will accentuate its strengths in the location-related apps sphere of activity. The terms of the deal are confidential. (See Euronews: Nokia Buys 3-D Specialist Nokia Points Way Forward on Mapping.)

  • Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) is preparing to launch its own over-the-top (OTT) TV and video services in 2013, according to this Broadcast Engineering article.

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

    (0)  | 
    Comment  | 
    Print  | 
  • Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
    Educational Resources
    sponsor supplied content
    Educational Resources Archive
    Flash Poll
    From The Founder
    It's clear to me that the communications industry is divided into two types of people, and only one is living in the real world.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Using Service Quality to Drive WiFi Monetization

    10|22|14   |   6:51   |   (0) comments


    Live from the SCTE conference: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explores the forces shaping the WiFi opportunity in an interview with CableLabs' Justin Colwell and Amdocs' Ken Roulier.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Distributed Access Architectures – 2

    10|21|14   |   8:51:00 AM   |   (0) comments


    ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Distributed Access Architectures – 1

    10|21|14   |   9:01   |   (0) comments


    SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
    LRTV Custom TV
    The WiFi Road to Riches – 2

    10|21|14   |   3:58   |   (0) comments


    ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
    LRTV Custom TV
    The WiFi Road to Riches – 1

    10|21|14   |   10:15   |   (0) comments


    SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

    10|17|14   |   7:56   |   (0) comments


    Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

    10|16|14   |   4:49   |   (0) comments


    Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

    10|16|14   |   6:16   |   (0) comments


    SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

    10|16|14   |   6:35   |   (0) comments


    Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Building a Better Dubai

    10|16|14   |   2:06   |   (0) comments


    Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

    10|16|14   |   1:59   |   (0) comments


    Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

    10|15|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


    Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
    Upcoming Live Events
    October 29, 2014, New York City
    November 6, 2014, Santa Clara
    November 11, 2014, Atlanta, GA
    December 2, 2014, New York City
    December 3, 2014, New York City
    December 9-10, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
    February 10, 2015, Atlanta, GA
    June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
    Infographics
    WhoIsHostingThis.com presents six of the world's most extreme WiFi hotspots, enabling the most epic selfies you can imagine.
    Hot Topics
    Analysts Warn of Major NFV Gaps
    Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/22/2014
    Is Health the Killer App for the IoT?
    Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 10/22/2014
    Drones Hover Over the IoT Sector
    Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 10/23/2014
    1959 Newsreel: Make Phone Calls – From Cars!
    Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/24/2014
    Meet the Phantom Network for NFV
    Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/23/2014
    Like Us on Facebook
    Twitter Feed