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By 2020, around 90 percent of the world's population over 6 years old will own a mobile phone. Furthermore, smartphone adoption is expected to double up in the same period, with smartphone subscriptions on pace to top 6.1 billion by 2020, according to the latest Mobility Report by Ericsson, a Swedish multinational provider of communications technology and services. Mobile phone growth is especially accelerated in India and China, two territories boasting 18 million and 12 million net additions, respectively, in the third quarter of 2013. But regardless of location, factors such as falling prices... Read more...
Remember when pagers were all the rage? Times have changed since then, and in place of pagers, most people now own smartphones. According to data presented in the most recent Ericcson Mobility Report, the number of mobile subscriptions worldwide has grown by about 7 percent year-over-year to 6 billion in the third quarter of 2013. Around 113 million of those are new subscriptions, all of which are leading to unprecedented levels of mobile data traffic. By the end of 2019, Ericcson figures mobile subscriptions will reach 9.3 billion. Out of those, 5.6 billion will belong to smartphones, surpassing... Read more...
Welp, so long Sony Ericsson. The mobile partnership that probably should've never been is coming to a formal close. Months after Sony announced that SE would be dissolved in favor of a Sony-led mobile effort, the company finally has the particulars in place. The main change is the final name. Instead of just "Sony," the new company will be called Sony Mobile Communications -- perhaps SMC for short. Such a name change is taking place after Sony sucked up Ericsson's 50% stake in the old business, with that completed on Feb. 15th. This marks the completion of the transaction jointly announced by Sony... Read more...
Is Sony considering removing the "Ericsson" from Sony Ericsson? Perhaps. These rumors have been around in some form or fashion for years now, but they're seeming to become more and more intense as time passes. Years back, SE axed many employees as the iPhone and other Android smartphone manufacturers began eating their lunch (to put it nicely). Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sony is "itching" to buy out Ericsson's stake in the SE project. Sony definitely has the means to make it work. The company's PlayStation Phone was a real gem, and while it obviously only served a small niche,... Read more...
Well, isn't this odd? There's 4G LTE and WiMAX rolling out now, and HSPA+ being called 4G by a couple of U.S. carriers. So what's this LTE Advanced all about? Well, that's what is coming even after what's coming next. It's a little confusing, we know. But here's what you really need to focus on: wireless transmissions are slated to get faster, and that's never a bad thing. Ericsson has just demonstrated LTE-A over the air in a mobile environment, and they're seeing speeds of up to 10x faster than commercially available LTE deployments. 10x faster than LTE! The company expects their equipment to... Read more...
Clearwire and Ericsson, sitting in a tree? They probably aren't kissing, but they are in cahoots now. Clearwire just announced plans to leverage Ericsson's global best practices, tools, and processors in order to "maximize effeicients, provide continued network quality and reduce operating costs." That's a mouthful, but it boils down to something fairly simple. Clearwire will be retaining ownership of all network assets and full responsibility for future network decisions, but Ericsson will gain responsibility for network engineering, operations and maintenance. Also, Ericsson will be adding around... Read more...
Embedded 3G clearly has a future, and embedded 4G beyond that. We really saw a major explosion in embedded 3G when U.S. carriers began to sell netbooks on contract last year, and while we haven't really noticed that trend continuing, it's obvious that people want access to a mobile data network in their handheld electronics. From Sony's NGP to the Kindle to a number of new cameras and camcorders, having an embedded 3G just makes a device much more attractive, flexible and multifaceted. Ericsson is teaming up with AT&T in order to launch two new embedded mobile broadband modules for a variety... Read more...
Greenpeace on Tuesday updated its Cool IT Leaderboard in conjunction with the climate negotiations in Cancun occurring this week at the COP16 conference. Cisco retained its top spot at the greenest IT company, earning 70 out of 100 points from the ecology watchdog organization. Oracle was a new entry on the list and came in dead last, with a mere 12 points. Ericsson landed a distant second to Cisco, at 57 points, with Fujitsu snagging third at 52 points. Dell earned 39 points, which would be a definite F grade if Greenpeace was a college professor. And yet, compared to the whole 17 companies on... Read more...
It's a big, big world out there. No one is deny that. There's a lot of potential consumers, and a lot of potential sales to be made. But even when someone says "everyone has this" or "that," they usually don't really mean it. In fact, they usually aren't even close. But in the case of mobile phones worldwide, we're nearly to that point, even though mobile telephony only launched into the public realm within the last few decades. Sweden's own Ericsson, a telecom provider and partner in Sony-Ericsson, recently engaged in a study to find out exactly how many consumers in the world had access to mobile... Read more...
Mobile Internet use is on the rise. If you follow technology at all, that's no surprise to you, but you may be taken aback by just how quickly the technology could become a household mainstay. It didn't take too long for the television to sweep across the world, and the Internet is getting there at an even faster rate. Mobile broadband is one luxury that most in the world are still living without, but to say it's not a booming market would be a mistake. Many avid travelers still feel that Internet access everywhere is their most important travel asset (yes, even over food), and now Ericsson is... Read more...
It happens to everyone: You're listening to your favorite band on your MP3 player and a friend comes over and starts talking to you before you even have a chance to get the earbud out, nevermind turn off the music. Sony Ericsson believes it's solved that pesky issue, with what it says is "the world's first ever motion activated headphones." Basically, if you pull the bud out of your ear, the music or the call you're on stops. Right in its tracks. You can see by the publicity shot Sony Ericsson released to accompany the headphones that it makes people really happy. The earbuds come in either yellow/white... Read more...
Looking for a new phone in 06? Sony Ericson has some cool looking models coming out in the 2nd quarter of this year. CNet has the scoop, providing a list and some details of what you can expect to see later on this year... assuming carriers decide to use them. "2005 was arguably the year of the Walkman phone for Sony Ericsson, thanks to its release of six different flavors for all segments of the consumer market. Here in the United States, we saw the W600i and the W800i, and now, the company has rolled out the W300i, which is designed for the... Read more...