Ericsson

  • Sony Will Buy Out Ericsson’s Stake In Sony-Ericsson Mobile For $1.47 Billion

    Sony Will Buy Out Ericsson’s Stake In Sony-Ericsson Mobile For $1.47 Billion

    Sony Corp. has just announced that it will pay $1.47 billion for Ericsson’s 50% stake in a joint mobile handset venture. Read More

  • Dear Sony: Just Buy Out Ericsson’s Stake Already

    Dear Sony: Just Buy Out Ericsson’s Stake Already

    As it stands, Sony Ericsson is the 6th largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world, but Sony may be looking into going it alone. According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Sony is close to finalizing a buyout of Ericsson’s stake in their joint venture. According to the usual unnamed sources, current talks are tenuous at best. That doesn’t seem to have dampened Sony… Read More

  • ST-Ericsson looks to save $120 million per year, may scrap 500 jobs

    ST-Ericsson, a joint venture of STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, this morning announced it will launch a cost savings plan to achieve about $120 million of annualized savings by the end of 2012. The company, which develops a range of mobile platforms and wireless semiconductor solutions, said the plan includes a workforce review that may affect up to 500 employees. ST-Ericsson, which says… Read More

  • Ericsson Money launches to let you send and get money via mobile

    Remember Ericsson? Yeah, they used to make mobile phones on their own. Then they realised they couldn’t compete against Nokia, Motorola and the rest, and spun out their mobile division to hook up with Sony, who also realised that they were getting squeezed. Sony Ericcson mobile has trundled along for a few years and are even coming out with handheld mashups like the Xperia Play. But… Read More

  • Video: Connected Medical Devices At The GSMA Embedded Mobile House

    The Embedded Mobile House at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011? It sounded like science fiction to me or like one of those old IBM commercials hype-ing RFID for transportation logistics. It sounded painful…just where exactly was it embedded? Seriously, I figured it would be a “flying cars/kitchen of tomorrow” type thing where all the devices in the house were controlled by… Read More

  • Report: Number Of Mobile Broadband Subscriptions To Surpass 1 Billion In 2011

    Report: Number Of Mobile Broadband Subscriptions To Surpass 1 Billion In 2011

    Ericsson, which provides tech and services to telecom operators around the globe, estimates that the number of mobile broadband subscriptions has grown to a whopping 500 million during the course of 2010, and that this number will double before the end of this year. Ericsson forecasts that the majority of subscriptions, roughly 400 million in total, is expected to be concentrated in the… Read More

  • Ericsson buys Spanish telecom vendor Optimi to boost network services play

    Sweden-based Ericsson has agreed to acquire Spanish telecommunications vendor Optimi, which provides networks optimization and management solutions to a diverse set of clients in the telecom space. For Ericsson, the acquisition is a way to broaden the customer base for its multi-vendor network management and optimization business. Read More

  • Ericsson Estimates 5 Billion Mobile Subscriptions Worldwide, Growing Fast

    Ericsson, which provides technology and services to telecom operators around the globe, estimates we’ve hit another milestone in the Internet becoming increasingly mobile. The company claims, based on estimates based on industry information, that the 5 billionth mobile subscription was accounted for on Thursday, July 8. The 5 billion mark was hit largely thanks to a surge in mobile… Read More

  • AT&T starts LTE field trials later this year, commercial deployment in 2011

    Are you as excited as I am about LTE and the blazing fast data speeds it promises? Sure you are. And while you’re undoubtedly holding your breath waiting for 4G service and handsets, AT&T is moving forward with field trials after announcing that Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson will be providing its equipment. What’s in store for AT&T in the near future? Read More

  • ST-Ericsson's new platform could spawn heaps of low-cost Android smartphones

    ST-Ericsson, a 50/50 joint venture by STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, this morning announced its latest HSDPA platform built on the Linux OS. Dubbed U6715, the platform aims to aid handset manufacturers produce smartphones powered by Android – or other Linux-based operating systems – with a wholesale price of less than €100 ($138). ST-Ericsson says it anticipates manufacturers… Read More

  • ST-Ericsson Helps Handset Manufacturers Make Low-Cost Android Smartphones

    ST-Ericsson, a 50/50 joint venture by STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, this morning announced its latest HSDPA platform built on the Linux OS. Dubbed U6715, the platform aims to aid handset manufacturers produce smartphones powered by Android – or other Linux-based operating systems – with a wholesale price of less than €100 ($138). ST-Ericsson says it anticipates manufacturers… Read More