Ericsson wins contract worth up to $1.2 billion in Australia

Reuters

Australia's state-owned National Broadband Network awarded a contract to Ericsson (Stockholm, Sweden) worth up to $1.2 billion, the latest in a string of contracts to build the 38.4 billion network.

The contract is to build and operate a wireless network over the next ten years to cover the remote parts of Australia that will not be serviced by fiber-optic cable under the government's plan to provide fast Internet connections to the bulk of Australian homes.

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Samsung selects Ethertronics for smartphone technology

Ethertonics (San Diego Calif.), a technology company enabling the future direction of mobile communications via its portfolio of antenna and RF solutions, today announced that its Isolated Magnetic Dipole (IMD) antenna technology is enabling broadband connectivity for Samsung's new Infuse 4G smartphone, which is being dubbed as the world's thinnest 4G smartphone.

In today's smartphones and the Infuse 4G in particular, designing an antenna solution that will support competitive form factor design, yet meet stringent RF specifications is challenging.

Tekelec introduces customer experience management portfolio

Tekelec (Morrisville, NC), the mobile broadband solutions company, introduced a new customer experience management (CEM) portfolio to correlate subscriber experiences, service usage, handset metrics as well as network and service accessibility and reliability. The resulting combination of network and service intelligence gives service providers a complete view of the subscriber experience within the network along with customized views to improve performance and deliver more personalized services.

Clearwire selects Ericsson to manage 4G network

Clearwire Corporation (Kirkland, WA), a provider of 4G wireless broadband services in the U.S., and Ericcson (Stockholm, Sweden) Wednesday announced a seven-year, managed services partnership that will transfer the day-to-day management of Clearwire's 4G network to Ericsson and allow Clearwire to realize operational efficiencies and reduce operating costs.

SES ASTRA signs agreement with Telekom Srbija

SES ASTRA, an SES company (Luxembourg), announced today that it has signed a capacity agreement with Telekom Srbija (Belgrade, Serbia) for the Direct-to-Home transmission of the public TV channels RTS Sat and Radio Beograd in Serbia. The channels will be broadcast free-to-air via SES ASTRA’s orbital position 19.2 degrees East starting from June 1, 2011. With Telekom Srbija SES ASTRA has won an important anchor customer for its 19.2 degrees East orbital position in the Balkan region.

Comcast introduces Metro Ethernet services

Comcast Corporation (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), one of the nation's providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services, Monday announced Metro Ethernet services as part of an ongoing strategy to expand its portfolio of business services to meet the requirements of larger customers. Targeted at mid-sized businesses with 20 - 500 employees, Comcast’s Metro Ethernet services provide access to the Company’s next-generation fiber optic network that provides businesses with high-bandwidth needs and often multiple locations.

Deutsche Telekom and iPass launch global WiFi services exchange

Deutsche Telekom and iPass Inc. last week announced their partnership to create WiFi Mobilize, a new network services exchange for in-country and international roaming services. The exchange is designed to help carriers meet the accelerating demand from their customers for data services on smartphone and tablet devices, and to optimize their network investments. The partnership will provide a solution for new data offload, international roaming, and inter-standard traffic management services for GSM, CDMA and WiFi operators.

Actelis BBA enables carriers to meet new FCC broadband goal

Actelis Networks, a global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions that is accelerating everything for service providers, today announced at TIA 2011: Inside the Network that Broadband Accelerators (BBAs) already are helping US service providers deliver high-speed Internet services to residential subscribers who’ve traditionally had little to no access to high-speed Internet services. BBAs allow incumbent carriers to deliver broadband services with greater coverage area to residential subscribers who typically have been underserved or unserved.

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