Hands up if you know what Ericsson does? Yes, we all know about that Sony-Ericsson smartphone thingamajig. But as Hans Vestberg, Ericsson’s surprisingly youthful CEO and President told me, Ericsson can claim, as much as any other company, to actually run the network.
Swedish telecoms kit maker Ericsson has filed suit against mobile maker Samsung in the US for patent infringement. The move follows nearly two years of negotiations to renew a FRAND patent licensing agreement between the pair, according to Ericsson.
Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Arc is one of the first smartphones to hit Australia this year based on the latest version 2.3 (Gingerbread) of Google’s rapidly developing Android platform, and it launches off the back of interest last year in the company’s Xperia X10 handset.
Ericsson has chosen Australian modem maker Netcomm as its supplier of LTE fixed-wireless devices for the National Broadband Network in rural and regional Australia. In June, Ericsson was appointed by NBN Co to build and operate its 1.1 billion dollar fixed-wireless broadband network in a 1.1 billion deal.