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In today's EMEA roundup: NSN beefs up its mobile infrastructure offer; Ericsson sees its future in SPIT; Turkcell's future ownership uncertain

Euronews: NSN Soups Up Liquid Net

Paul Rainford
2/21/2012
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Nokia Networks , Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC) and Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) help make it a super Tuesday for EMEA telecom news.

  • Nokia Siemens Networks has stirred in more capabilities for its Liquid Net mobile infrastructure portfolio ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. For example, the vendor has added a so-called service-aware capability for HSPA and HSPA+ networks, which is part of the company's traffic management offering. Another new addition is a self-organizing network (SON) function, which designed to automate and optimize the deployment of macro cells as well as picocells. NSN is also applying SON technology to the core network, which is intended to enable operators to detect and adapt to unpredictable surges in data traffic. At the show, the vendor will also demonstrate HSPA+ Multiflow, a technology that lets a mobile device to access more than one base station at one time, which NSN expects to be commercially available in the second half of 2013. (See NSN Shows HSPA+ Multiflow at MWC, NSN Bolsters Liquid Net, Euronews: NSN Gets Smart in Silicon Valley and NSN Hangs Its Future on the Liquid Net.)

  • Ericsson is renaming its multimedia unit and giving it a new focus. What was Business Unit Multimedia becomes Business Unit Support Solutions, reflecting a desire to give added weight to the Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT) side of things following its acquisition of Telcordia Technologies Inc. (See Ericsson Revamps Multimedia Unit, Euronews: Ericsson Seals Telcordia Deal, Ericsson's SPIT Vision and Why Ericsson Wants Telcordia .)

  • He won't find that down the back of the couch: The owner of Turkcell, Mehmet Karamehmet, must stump up US$1.4 billion of face losing his controlling stake in the company, reports the Financial Times (subscription required). Nordic operator TeliaSonera AB (Nasdaq: TLSN) and the Russian Alfa Group are also involved in the struggle for control.

  • Brits' insatiable demand for smartphones has given the fourth-quarter figures of EE a boost. The operator, a joint venture between Orange UK and T-Mobile (UK) , reports that 48 percent of its customers are now on contract, compared with 44 percent in the same period a year ago. Full-year service revenues, however, were hit by mobile termination rate cuts, and were down 2.1 percent year-on-year at £6.16 billion ($9.74 billon). (See Euronews: Deutsche Telekom to Bail Out of UK? and CEO Quits Everything Everywhere.)

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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    12/5/2012 | 5:42:05 PM
    re: Euronews: NSN Soups Up Liquid Net


    Is Liquid Net technology actually deployed anywhere yet?

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