Ericsson said the number of global mobile broadband subscribers grew by around 25 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2015, taking the total to 3.1 billion by the end of the period.
In a new filing to the FCC, Verizon, T-Mobile US, Qualcomm, Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent blasted a proposal by the Wi-Fi Alliance to certify LTE Unlicensed technologies, arguing the Wi-Fi Alliance is seeking to become a "gatekeeper" for technology in unlicensed spectrum. The companies said the Wi-Fi Alliance's proposal would "jeopardize the [FCC's] entire framework that has made unlicensed spectrum so successful as an open platform for permissionless innovation."
Ericsson said Swisscom is the first operator in Europe to launch three-carrier aggregation combining LTE FDD and TDD modes in a commercial network on chipsets available from Qualcomm.
Ericsson entered into a collaborative agreement for ICT research with South Korea's SK Holdings, the parent company of SK Telecom.
Nokia's proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent took another step forward with its filing of a preliminary draft of a registration statement on Form F-4 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
China Telecom has become the first operator to deploy an Ericsson LTE Radio Dot System in the country, deploying the system in two of the country's coastal provinces, Zhejiang and Guangdong.
Ericsson is working with Telenor Sweden to upgrade the operator's network to enable it to provide voice over LTE (VoLTE), Wi-Fi calling and richer communication services for customers.
Turkcell signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China-based Huawei on research into 5G technology, just weeks after the Turkish operator signed a similar agreement with Ericsson.
Any way you dice or slice it, operators will be incorporating network slicing in their 5G networks, and Ericsson's deal this week with South Korean operator SK Telecom only solidifies their commitment to the technology.
Ericsson said Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) is the first Russian operator to deploy its Radio Dot indoor coverage system after the vendor installed a network for the operator in a shopping centre in the city of Astrakhan.