Ericsson's President and CEO Hans Vestberg took a moment to squash rumors that Cisco wants to purchase the company following a new partnership the pair announced for future technology developments.
Ericsson expects average smartphone data usage in North America to grow nearly six-fold in the next six years, jumping from 3.8 GB per month in 2015 to 22 GB per month by the end of 2021. That growth will be driven by an increasing usage of streaming video as well as the advent of 5G networks. There will be 150 million 5G subscriptions globally by the end of 2021, according to a new report from the Swedish network vendor.
Ericsson president and CEO Hans Vestberg sought to quell speculation the company was a takeover target of U.S. rival Cisco that arose after the two companies announced plans to partner on future network technology development.
Nokia named the executive who will head up its business in India after the completion of its proposed €15.6 billion ($16.7 billion) merger with Alcatel-Lucent.
The number of mobile broadband connections in Africa is expected to reach 1 billion in 2020, up from 147 million in 2014 and 222.34 million at the end of 2015.
Better signal performance and lower power consumption are two of features Alcatel-Lucent promises to deliver in a new radio interface for distributed antenna systems (DAS).
The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) forecasts that the total market for LTE Broadcast services will reach around $14 billion (€13 billion) globally by the end of 2020.
Chinese vendor ZTE says it achieved a significant breakthrough in research on next-generation radio access networks by completing the first pre-commercial test of distributed multiple input and multiple output (D-MIMO) technology.
Verizon and American Tower executives highlighted the challenges to installing small cells and Distributed Antenna Systems, especially in urban markets and inside buildings, even as they acknowledged that such installations will be key to their businesses going forward.
As more U.S. broadband households adopt connected devices, the need for support services will rise. According to a Parks Associates white paper, smart home products and systems will generate over seven million support requests in the U.S. in 2015 and approximately 11 million in 2019. Today, U.S. broadband households now own an average of seven-and-a-half connected computing and entertainment devices, and 18 percent own at least one smart home device.