Light Reading

Euronews: Ericsson Eyes Nortel Patents

Paul Rainford
5/18/2011
50%
50%

Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC), MegaFon , Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) and BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA) are up and at 'em in today's regional roundup.

  • Swedish vendor Ericsson is thinking of making an offer for some of the patents being auctioned off by Nortel Networks Ltd. , the bankrupt networking equipment giant, according a report on Bloomberg. Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), BlackBerry and RPX Corp. have already expressed an interest in the portfolio of patents. (See Patent Firm Wants In on Nortel Auction, RIM May Also Bid for Nortel Patents and Google Bids $900M for Nortel's Patents.)

  • Russian mobile operator Megafon saw its first-quarter net income decline 1.9 percent year-on-year to 10.09 billion roubles (US$359.2 million), despite an 18 percent growth in revenues over the same period. Depreciation charges were largely to blame, said the company. (See MegaFon Reports Q1 and MegaFon Raises Russian Backhaul Stakes .)

  • U.K. incumbent BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA) has chosen Alcatel-Lucent's Motive ServiceView software to help its contact center staff cope with customers' queries relating to triple-play packages. (See BT Deploys AlcaLu's Motive and BT's TV Vision Grows.)

  • Following its appointment of Jo Lunder as CEO a couple of days ago, Russian operator VimpelCom Ltd. (NYSE: VIP) has announced a raft of further senior appointments, including: Ahmed Abou Doma as group executive VP and head of the Asia and Africa business unit; Ossama Bessada as group executive VP and head of the Europe and North America Business Unit; and Philip Tohme as group CTO. The appointments come in the wake of VimpelCom's acquisition of Wind Telecomunicazioni SpA . (See VimpelCom Adds to Management Team, VimpelCom Names New CEO and Euronews: March 17.)

  • Telefónica UK Ltd. suffered a network outage on Tuesday after a theft at one of its operations sites in East London. The network was down from just after midnight until about 4:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday and left customers without service in East London, North London, Kent and East Sussex, according to O2's blog. This is the second major network outage of this nature in the U.K. -- equipment was stolen from a Vodafone UK exchange in Basingstoke. (See Burglars Bring Down Vodafone Network.)

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

    (0)  | 
    Comment  | 
    Print  | 
  • Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
    Educational Resources
    sponsor supplied content
    Educational Resources Archive
    Flash Poll
    From The Founder
    Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about Arista's CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
    Live Streaming Video
    CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
    Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Huawei ONS Product Demo

    8|3|15   |   6:01   |   (0) comments


    Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
    LRTV Custom TV
    End-User or Enterprise Benefits to the New IP

    7|30|15   |   04:27   |   (1) comment


    Andrew Coward discusses what the New IP means to end users or enterprise customers. He explains compelling reasons, including how every customer can get their own network, from the transformation to the New IP.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Network Visibility & the New IP

    7|30|15   |   02:23   |   (0) comments


    Mukund Srigopal provides an explanation of what network visibility is and how it is essential as service providers transition to the New IP. In addition, the importance of the network packet broker is discussed.
    Between the CEOs
    Video Exclusive With Basil Alwan, Alcatel-Lucent

    7|24|15   |   26:44   |   (5) comments


    Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
    LRTV Custom TV
    VDF: Enable the Financial With Mobile Money

    7|20|15   |   06:53   |   (0) comments


    Ian Ravenscroft discusses how operators can expand to occupy the entire digital services value chain through service innovation.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Telefónica on OSS Transformation

    7|20|15   |   06:01   |   (0) comments


    Jose Gonzales discusses the details of Telefónica's operation transformation program.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Judi Achmadi on Huawei's Cloud Storage Solution

    7|20|15   |   03:33   |   (0) comments


    Judi discusses the key business goals of TelekomSigma's public cloud service and how Huawei's solution helps them address challenges.
    LRTV Custom TV
    KPN Enlightening Digital Business & IT Transformation

    7|20|15   |   06:19   |   (0) comments


    Rob de Beer discusses the changes that operators need to make with service innovation now coming from the Internet world.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Stratus Telco-Grade Cloud Solutions & NFV

    7|20|15   |   07:34   |   (0) comments


    Ali Kafel from Stratus Technologies addresses high-availability concerns within the telco industry with a solution that enables telcos to provide high-availability and stateful fault-tolerance using a software-based approach.
    LRTV Documentaries
    The Six Million Dollar Business Man

    7|20|15   |   01:52   |   (0) comments


    Steve Saunders, publisher. A man barely alive after an acquisition malfunction imploded the company he founded. Gentlemen, we can rebuild Light Reading. Better, faster, stronger.
    Between the CEOs
    CEO Chat With Anukool Lakhina, Guavus

    7|20|15   |   38:51   |   (1) comment


    Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the role of operational analytics in the communications services and networking sectors, particularly in relation to IoT.
    LRTV Custom TV
    IBM's Flash Storage With Intel QuickAssist

    7|20|15   |   03:18   |   (0) comments


    Intel's Bev Crair and IBM's Eric Herzog discuss how IBM's V9000 Flash Storage System has helped customers around the world. Featuring real-time compression powered by Intel QuickAssist Technology, the V9000 is a next-gen flash storage solution.
    Upcoming Live Events
    September 16-17, 2015, The Westin Galleria Dallas, Dallas, TX
    September 16, 2015, The Westin Galleria Dallas, Dallas, TX
    September 16, 2015, The Westin Galleria Dallas, Dallas, TX
    September 29-30, 2015, The Westin Grand Müchen, Munich, Germany
    October 14-15, 2015, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
    November 5, 2015, Hilton Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA
    November 17, 2015, Santa Clara, California
    December 1, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City
    All Upcoming Live Events
    Infographics
    To keep up with consumers' increasing digital lifestyles, an IT system and operating model overhaul is required using a modern BSS, IES and analytics.
    Hot Topics
    Eurobites: Nokia Seals HERE Sale
    Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/3/2015
    Verizon Small Cells Ready to Rock in Chicago
    Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 7/31/2015
    Cable Feuds With Senate Dems Over STBs
    Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 7/31/2015
    Like Us on Facebook
    Twitter Feed
    September 22, 2015
    Media Begins With “Me”
    Webinar Archive
    BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
    I was pleasantly surprised when Ericsson recently agreed to let me interview its CEO, Hans Vestberg. Traditionally, mega-companies like Ericsson (or Cisco) have kept ...
    Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
    Cats with Phones
    Comes With Free Phone Stand Click Here
    Who says cats don't have any skills?