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Ericsson expects network gear market to grow more slowly than before, but pins hopes on emerging opportunities

Ericsson cut its outlook for how much the network equipment will grow over the next few years, but still said it aimed to grow faster than the market. The company also thinks it will be aided by a new partnership it unveiled yesterday with Cisco to integrate existing gear, combine some sales and consulting efforts potentially jointly develop new hardware and services.

Frontier implements Ericsson's agility suite in Verizon territories it is acquiring

As Frontier moves forward with its acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider is getting its back office infrastructure in order by implementing Ericsson's next-gen Agility Suite OSS architecture.

Huawei promises return on investment boost with new OSS service

Huawei said a new service-driven offering covering operation support systems (OSS) can boost operators' return on investment and operational efficiency in the sector.

Ericsson wins OSS upgrade deal from Orange Polska

Ericsson on Monday announced it had won a six-year contract to upgrade Orange Polska's OSS systems, and separately unveiled a fresh collaboration in the field of 5G research.

Ericsson's Vestberg discusses software transformation, 5G aspirations and more

STOCKHOLM-- On a snowy day in Stockholm during Ericsson's Business Innovation Forum conference,  Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg talked with FierceWireless Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek about the company's transformation from a hardware to a software company, its sudden exit from the modem business and why he thinks 5G will be a reality in 2020. The following is an excerpt of their conversation.

Sprint launches personalized Virgin Mobile Custom prepaid brand using ItsOn technology

Sprint will launch a new prepaid brand called Virgin Mobile Custom that will use cloud-based billing and service platform technology from ItsOn, allowing customers create a mobile service plan they can customize on the fly.

Sprint to use ItsOn's technology to launch new prepaid service this summer

ItsOn, the cloud-based mobile services provider behind the Sprint MVNO Zact Mobile, said it will shut down Zact. However, Sprint will be using ItsOn's technology and platforms to power a new, no-contract service it will launch in the coming months.

Sprint inks deal with ItsOn for cloud-based OSS/BSS functions

Sprint is going to use cloud-based OSS/BSS services from mobile services provider ItsOn, becoming the first carrier to use the company's new tools for traffic management and policy controls.

MYCOM buys OSI to create OSS powerhouse

NICE, France--MYCOM Software Business revealed at TM Forum Live here on Tuesday that it has acquired OSI to create a new powerhouse in the OSS service assurance market, combining performance and fault management services targeted at communications services providers.

NFV requires gradual approach, not 'rip and replace,' according to HP exec

NICE, France--Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) is a core focus of this week's TM Forum Live conference here, but those working towards the virtualisation of operator networks are under no illusion that this is going to be an easy transformation for operators.