Deployment of LTE in developing markets will help improve the market for new base stations, which have languished of late as spending on 3G networks declines, according to a report from ABI Research.
Zain, which provides mobile services in the Middle East and North Africa, said it has commercially launched an LTE network in Bahrain in collaboration with Ericsson.
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IPTV is now only a fraction of what service providers are delivering across their networks. As technology and consumer preferences change, is the term "IPTV" approaching the point where it will be about as accurate as the old "CATV?"
Microsoft, having passed its Mediaroom IPTV business to Ericsson, is now busily--and predictably--expanding its consumer entertainment play with a revitalized and connected Xbox.
Network infrastructure vendors increasingly resemble traditional IT companies, offering a bevy of software and services designed to enable operators to compete in a Web-centric world. The emergence of cloud services, software-defined networking and the like will ensure this trend continues.
Japan's total mobile infrastructure market skyrocketed 78 percent during 2012, thanks largely to a dedicated push by NTT DoCoMo, KDDI and Softbank to rollout LTE nationwide, according to a report from Infonetics.
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.