The European Commission, intent on punishing what it believes to be anti-competitive activity in the form of illegal state subsidies for and dumping by China's equipment vendors, seems to be ignoring the very real fears held by Europe's own equipment vendors that they could be shut out of the lucrative Chinese market as part of retaliatory moves by China.
China has threatened to retaliate if the European Union opens an investigation into Chinese equipment manufacturers over alleged anti-competitive behaviour.
Large-scale rollouts of small cells in the United States will likely start next year, but Nokia Siemens Networks' CEO Rajeev Suri believes it will be a couple of years at least before sales of the diminutive base stations deliver sizable sales revenues.
The European Commission said on Wednesday it is ready to launch an investigation over alleged dumping by, and subsidies for, Chinese mobile equipment manufacturers, even though Europe's manufacturers are clearly not in favour of a probe.
Three of the world's biggest network equipment vendors--and bitter rivals--announced they will create interoperability among their OSS systems through their new "OSSii" initiative.
Europe's mobile network vendors could see a key Chinese tender for TD-LTE equipment delayed until later in the year, as China Mobile executives decide whether to upgrade from 3G or install new network equipment.
Nokia Siemens Networks' annual consumer survey reveals that globally the percentage of mobile customers likely to switch operators is 39 percent, and the result has jumped 20 percent in one year, surely a worrisome result for network executives. A related finding highlights how critical it remains for operators to deliver reliable voice service if they wish to attract and keep customers.
Nokia Siemens Networks' strong first-quarter 2013 results appear to place it firmly on the path toward becoming independent of parent companies Nokia and Siemens.
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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.