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The 10 Hot Consumer Trends in 2014

With 2013 coming to an end, Ericsson ConsumerLab has identified the hottest consumer trends for 2014 and beyond. For more than 15 years, ConsumerLab has conducted research to explore people’s values, behaviors and ways of using ICT products and services. The 10 Hot Consumer Trends in 2014, according to Ericsson below:

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Global smartphone subscriptions to reach 5.6 billion by 2019

The latest Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that mobile subscriptions are expected to reach 9.3 billion by 2019, and more than 60 percent of these – 5.6 billion – will be for smartphones. To support the smartphone user experience, WCDMA/HSPA networks are predicted to cover 90 percent of the world’s population by 2019. Moreover, almost two-thirds (65 percent) of the world’s ...

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Ericsson named number one telecoms software leader

Ericsson announced that it has been named the worldwide overall telecoms software revenue leader by Analysys Mason. The “Telecoms Software: Worldwide Market Shares 2012″ report was published in September and also ranks Ericsson first in worldwide market share across 17 key segments, including service fulfillment, service delivery platforms, and network management systems.

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Celcom appoints NSN for LTE Network Rollout in the Klang Valley

Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom) has appointed  Nokia Solutions and Networks(NSN) to roll out its Long Term Evolution(LTE) network in the Klang Valley, which comprises Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding suburbs. As part of the contract, NSN will supply Celcom the network infrastructure for the 2600 MHz and 1800 MHz frequency bands for LTE services, and refarming services for its 1800 MHz ...

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Instant messaging are driving smartphone uptake in Malaysia, says Ericsson

Ericsson ConsumerLab in Southeast Asia and Oceania undertook analysis of an online panel study of 500 Malaysian residents aged 16-60 who are daily internet users. This was part of a survey of 43 countries covering a total of 38,000 people carried out by TNS. [L-R: Todd Ashton, President of Ericsson Malaysia and Sri Lanka & Afrizal Abdul Rahim, Head of ConsumerLab ...

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Nokia to fully acquire Nokia Siemens Networks(NSN)

Nokia Corporationhas announced today that it will be fully acquiring Nokia Siemens Networks(NSN). As part of the deal, Nokia have entered into a definitive agreement which Nokia will acquire Siemens’ entire 50% stake in their joint venture. The purchase price for Siemens’ stake is EUR 1.7 billion(estimated US$ 2.2 billion) and the transaction is expected to close during the third ...

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Measat trials UHDTV with Ericsson

MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. has begun trials with Ericsson to demonstrate the ability to provide live Ultra High Definition TV (UHDTV) video contribution over MEASAT’s satellite network. As UHDTV gains momentum and operators explore how it can become part of the future roadmap, there remains the challenge of enabling necessary workflows through the entire broadcasting ecosystem to the home. ...

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LTE & Smartphones are Driving Video Traffic Growth- Ericsson

The new edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report (June 2013) reveals that mobile-data traffic will continue to grow significantly in the coming years, a trend driven mainly by video. Overall data traffic is expected to grow 12-fold by the end of 2018. Ericsson said that the increasing usage is driven by continual growth in the amount of content available as ...

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DiGi to implement Ericsson Device Connection Platform

Malaysian operator DiGi Telecommunications has selected Ericsson to implement the Device Connection Platform, delivered as a service by Ericsson. The solution will provide DiGi and its enterprise customers with everything they need to deploy, manage and monetize millions of machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer-electronics devices. A managed connectivity platform, the Ericsson Device Connection Platform is a service allowing mobile operators and ...

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6 Questions with Ericsson Malaysia [Q&A]

MalaysianWireless met with Ericsson Malaysia recently and we asked them 6 questions. Two people from Ericsson was kind enough to reply, they are Todd Ashton (President of Ericsson Malaysia & Sri Lanka) & Petra Schirren, (Head of Engagement Practice – Mobile Broadband, Ericsson South East Asia & Oceania). [Todd Ashton, President of Ericsson Malaysia & Sri Lanka & Petra Schirren, Head of ...

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Connected Volvo Cars Powered by Ericsson

Volvo Car Group will use Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud in order to allow drivers, passengers and the car to connect to services available in the cloud. Drivers and passengers will be able to access applications for information, navigation, and entertainment from a screen in the car. At the same time, Volvo Cars will be able to open parts of the ...

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Ten Hot Consumer Trends for 2013- Ericsson ConsumerLab

As 2012 draws to a close, Ericsson ConsumerLab has identified the hottest consumer trends for 2013 and beyond. 10 hottest consumer trends for 2013 below:

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LTE Tested in a Jet Plane Flying 700km/h

Consumers in high-speed trains around the world need reliable 4G connections without any interruptions and Ericsson needs to make sure its network equipment supports this requirement. With that in mind, Ericsson tested LTE/4G on board of a jet plane flying 700km/h. Check out the video below:

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Nokia Siemens to cut over 4000 jobs in Europe

Nokia Siemens Network(NSN), the second largest mobile equipment maker in the world is about to cut 4,100 job in its home countries, including some 2,900 jobs in Germany and 1,200 in Finland. The job cuts is part of its restructuring plans announced last November where it will lay off 17,000 jobs globally, or 23% of its work force of 74,000, ...

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[Comment] Nokia Siemens Networks moves fast to shed its WiMAX assets

On November 23rd, Nokia Siemens Networks announced a major company reorganization that would primarily focus the company on mobile networks.  As part of this new focus, the vendor said it would be shedding those assets that don’t fit with its long-term strategic plans. NSN’s WiMAX assets, which it acquired from Motorola earlier in the year, were listed as one of ...

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