Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

SAP and Ericsson join forces on M2M services

Ericsson and SAP will jointly market and sell cloud-based, machine-to-machine (M2M) products and services to enterprises via operators around the globe.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 25 February, 2013 14:21

Tags: Ericsson, MWC, telecommunication, Carriers, SAP, Software as a service, cloud computing, internet

Operators, GSMA work to simplify integration of apps with mobile networks

Mobile operators are hoping to make it easier for developers to integrate network-based features with their applications using a new platform called OneAPI Exchange.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 25 February, 2013 12:23

Tags: application development, telecommunication, mobile, orange, Telefónica, MWC, mobile applications, 4g, 3g, Carriers, at&t, GSM Association, Vodafone Group, software, deutsche telekom

Nokia hopes new Lumia 520 and 720 smartphones will boost sales

Nokia has expanded its Lumia portfolio with the 520 and 720. The Lumia 520 is the company's cheapest Windows phone to date at €139 (US$184), and comes as the company is under pressure to increase sales volumes.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 25 February, 2013 09:52

Tags: MWC, consumer electronics, smartphones, Nokia, Mobile OSes, mobile, Windows Phone

Mozilla previews Firefox OS with four phone makers and 18 operators onboard

Mozilla previewed the first commercial build of its Firefox OS and announced several operator and smartphone rollout plans on Sunday at Mobile World Congress.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 24 February, 2013 18:32

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, applications, Telephony/conferencing, browsers, Mozilla Foundation, software, mobile, internet, MWC, mobile applications

Samsung launches Android-based media center HomeSync

Samsung Electronics has introduced the Android-based HomeSync media center, which can be used to watch movies, play games and also provide private and shared storage.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 24 February, 2013 16:47

Tags: MWC, Android OS, consumer electronics, TVs, Samsung Electronics, Digital video recorders, Media players / recorders

Huawei launches LTE-equipped Ascend P2

Huawei Technologies has expanded its device portfolio with the LTE-equipped Ascend P2 as the company hopes to climb upwards in the smartphone market.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 24 February, 2013 16:43

Tags: Huawei Technologies, MWC, Android OS, consumer electronics, smartphones, Android

Alcatel-Lucent appoints former Vodafone exec Michel Combes as CEO

Alcatel-Lucent's board has appointed Michel Combes as the company's new Chief Executive Officer, following Ben Verwaayen's recent resignation.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 22 February, 2013 12:24

Tags: business issues, personnel, telecommunication, alcatel-lucent

Orange adds first LTE smartphone under its own brand

Orange has announced the addition of three smartphones to its device range, including its first LTE smartphone, the Lumo.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 22 February, 2013 00:16

Tags: Android OS, 4g, telecommunication, consumer electronics, Carriers, smartphones, Android, orange, MWC

New smartphone OSes, network technologies vie for attention in Barcelona

ZTE smartphones based on Firefox OS along with Nokia's new Windows Phone-based devices will share the spotlight at this year's Mobile World Congress with next-generation network technologies that offer higher download speeds and help operators combat growing volumes of data.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 21 February, 2013 17:47

Tags: telephony, telecommunication, Android, mobile, MWC, mobile applications, Android OS, 4g, consumer electronics, 3g, Carriers, voip, smartphones, Mobile OSes, Nokia, Windows Phone

LG lowers cost of LTE smartphones with Optimus F series

LG Electronics has launched the Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 smartphones, which will bring LTE to a "mass audience."

By Mikael Ricknäs | 21 February, 2013 13:11

Tags: MWC, Android OS, 4g, telecommunication, consumer electronics, LG Electronics, smartphones, Android

Operators set stage for international Wi-Fi roaming

International roaming between carriers' Wi-Fi networks has come a step closer, with AT&T, Boingo Wireless, NTT DoCoMo and Orange completing network assessments as part of the Wireless Broadband Alliance's new interoperability program.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 20 February, 2013 13:18

Tags: NTT DoCoMo, PCCW, telecommunication, Shaw Communications, Boingo Wireless, Networking, wireless, orange, WLANs / Wi-Fi, Carriers, at&t, china mobile

ST-Ericsson puts next-gen LTE technology on new quad-core smartphone processor

ST-Ericsson has cranked its forthcoming smartphone processor up to 3GHz. The quad-core NovaThor L8580 will include a PowerVR graphics processor and an LTE modem with support VoLTE (Voice over LTE) and next-generation LTE technology carrier aggregation.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 20 February, 2013 12:30

Tags: telephony, ST-Ericsson, 4g, telecommunication, consumer electronics, 3g, voip, smartphones

Canonical launches tablet interface to run on top of its OS

Canonical has introduced the Ubuntu tablet interface, which will compete with Android, iOS and Windows with its own take on multitasking and advanced security features. The launch is the next step in Canonical's quest to unify phones, tablets, PCs and TVs.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 19 February, 2013 16:35

Tags: MWC, hardware systems, tablets, ubuntu

Amazon launches Chef-based service for management platform OpsWorks

Amazon Web Services has introduced OpsWorks, a cloud-based platform powered by the Chef framework, which will give enterprises more integrated tools for managing the complete application life cycle.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 19 February, 2013 14:14

Tags: Amazon Web Services, software, cloud computing, internet, Infrastructure services, system management

LSI hopes to power mobile networks with ARM-based processors

Chipmaker LSI is taking ARM-based processors to new frontiers with its upcoming AXM5500 family, which will be used in mobile base stations of all sizes.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 19 February, 2013 14:06

Tags: MWC, LSI, Components, processors

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