T-Mobile US signed a long-term managed services agreement with Ericsson, which will supply the operator with its Service Agility package, including unified charging, billing, order management, product catalog and customer relationship management (CRM). The update will cover all branded T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers.
AT&T Mobility has developed an application-aware system designed to restrict customers from engaging in "non-permissible" bandwidth-intensive activities such as file sharing or movie downloading.
Wireless operators and vendors are lining up to virtualize the network via software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). The latest examples of this trend arrived this week with separate announcements from carrier AT&T and vendor Cisco Systems.
The Global M2M Association (GMA)--a partnership between Deutsche Telekom, Orange and TeliaSonera--has initiated its newest member, Telecom Italia. As the GMA continues to grow, it becomes more apparent that having each company use a different M2M connectivity platform adds complexity and cost to multinational, multi-carrier M2M implementations.
Telecom infrastructure heavyweight Ericsson has acquired Canada-based Telcocell, which specializes in system integration and business support systems. The company said it will add about 200 employees and consultants in Canada and the U.S.
Ericsson continues to build up its services business, agreeing to acquire Toronto-based consulting company Telcocell, which specializes in business support systems, Amdocs platforms, custom development and software as a service.
A Benelux telco has engaged Comverse for the deployment of the Comverse ONE Converged BSS Solution.
Telepak Networks is expanding its use of NetCracker's BSS/OSS solutions suite to support the implementation of an end-to-end service order management system that will enable automated service ful
Windstream is now offering its Advanced Application Reporting product for enterprise business customers throughout its entire U.S. network footprint, giving enterprises near real-time visibility into their WAN traffic.
Ericsson said that its share of the overall network equipment market slumped from 27 per cent in 2011 to 24 per cent in 2012, based upon preliminary company data.