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Euronews: AlcaLu Mulls Sub-Prime Patents Sale

Paul Rainford
11/16/2012
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Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) and Nokia Networks dominate proceedings in today's sprint through the EMEA headlines.

  • A week or so after it announced it was creating a new business unit dedicated to squeezing more revenue out of its patents portfolio, Bloomberg reports that Alcatel-Lucent is considering the sale of some "secondary" patents to help pull itself back into the black. (See Euronews: AlcaLu Looks to Profit from Patents and Euronews: AlcaLu Needs to Shed 10,000 More.)

  • But it's not just about patents: AlcaLu has struck gold in Africa, extending its contract with mobile operator Smile to cover 4G services in Uganda. A report issued this week by the GSM Association (GSMA) named sub-Saharan Africa as the "fastest-growing mobile market in the world," with an average annual growth rate of 44 percent since 2000. (See Smile Expands 4G With AlcaLu and Africa's Wireless Gold Rush.)

  • Success with LTE deployments has boosted Nokia Siemens Networks' standing in the global RAN (radio access network) market in the third quarter, according to a report from ABI Research. NSN saw its RAN market share grow by 4.2 percent quarter-on-quarter to reach 22.4 percent, outpacing its rivals and leaving it just behind Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC), on 22.9 percent. By contrast, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. 's RAN revenues fell by 15.2 percent sequentially, though it remains top dog in overall RAN sales. (See Euronews: NSN Overhauls LTE Offer, Euronews: Russians Turn On LTE TDD With NSN and Euronews: NSN Has Huawei in Its Sights.)

  • In other NSN news, René Svendsen-Tune has returned to the Finnish fold as head of customer operations in Europe after a spell as president and CEO of Teleca, a supplier of software services to the mobile sector. It seems Svendsen-Tune's experience of working with private equity made him as irresistible as a Zlatan Ibrahimovic overhead bicycle-kick goal. (Any excuse.) (See NSN Appoints Head of Euro Customer Ops.)

  • The Irish government has raised €855 million ($1.08 billion) from its mobile spectrum auction, reports the Irish Times. Spectrum in the 800MHz, 900MHz and 1800MHz band went under the hammer, with Telefónica SA (NYSE: TEF), Vodafone Ireland , 3 Ireland and eir all getting a slice of the action.

  • Break out the party poppers: Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC) has announced that the number of mobile subscribers being billed or charged by its Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT) systems has surpassed the 2 billion mark worldwide. According to the World Cellular Information Service (WCIS) database, this is equivalent to 31 percent of the world's mobile connections. (See Ericsson's SPIT Bills/Charges 2B Subs, Ericsson Buys More OSS Smarts and Ericsson Gets IT.)

    In other EMEA news:



    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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    12/5/2012 | 5:17:38 PM
    re: Euronews: AlcaLu Mulls Sub-Prime Patents Sale


    "Subprime patents" -- good one!

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