By acquiring Microsoft's Mediaroom platform for an undisclosed amount, Ericsson finally made the move into IPTV everyone was anticipating. But, perhaps it made that move in a way no one within the wireline space thought would happen.
Ericsson Chairman Leif Johansson said the company sees a more stable and healthy market for network equipment in 2013 as demand grows in the United States and China begins its march toward LTE.
Updated : Ericsson officially purchased Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV platform today, allowing the software giant to dedicate its TV resources to its Xbox gaming platform and making Ericsson "the leading provider of IPTV and multi-screen solutions with a market share of over 25 percent," the two companies said.
Ericsson is making a formal move to acquire Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV business, giving it a 25 a percent market share in the IPTV market segment.
The small cell market is bifurcating between public access and metrocell equipment vs. consumer-grade femtocells, resulting in two distinct roadmaps for sales of baseband processors for small cells, according to ABI Research.
Telefónica received a €200 million line of credit from the Canadian export agency to purchase BlackBerry handsets and services.
During the past several weeks, publicly traded U.S. companies in the wireless industry revealed how much they pay their CEOs. These numbers, from 2012, include several changes from last year's list. For example, in 2012 operators dominate the list, not vendors. Special Report
Numerous suppliers of microwave equipment are preparing to add millimeter-wave gear to their portfolios as operators increasingly took to the latter category to provide backhaul for LTE macrocells and small cells, according to a fresh report.
Telus will leverage Ericsson's MPEG-4 AVC HD compression for its growing Optik TV service. in order to improve HD video quality and to meet the Canadian government's loudness control requirement for advertisements.
NewCore Wireless said it activated an Ericsson network switch, which will provide LTE services for rural mobile operators in Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Wisconsin.