“Group sales in the quarter declined -9% year-overyear with lower sales in Networks but with an increase in Global Services,” says Hans Vestberg, President and CEO of Ericsson.
“Sales for comparable units, adjusted for currency exchange rate effects and hedging declined yearover- year -16%. Voice related sales, such as 2G, continued to decline in the quarter but were partly offset by increased 3G sales. Sales were also impacted by tight industry component supply conditions.Gross margin improved, positively affected by business mix and continued efficiency gains. Cash flow improved year-over-year. The work to regain profitability in our joint ventures is on track and Sony Ericsson shows improved results year-over-year.The market conditions we saw in the second half of 2009 prevailed also in this quarter with mixed operator investment behavior across regions and markets. Operators in a number of developing markets were still cautious with their investments which impacted Networks’ sales while Professional Services sales were good also this quarter.
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Invitation to press and analyst conferences for 2010 Q1 report
Ericsson’s financial report for the first quarter 2010 will be released at 7.30am, Central European Time (CET), on April 23, 2010.
The press conference will begin at 9am CET on April 23 at Ericsson headquarters, Torshamnsgatan 23, Kista, Sweden. President and CEO Hans Vestberg will comment on the result and answer questions. The press conference is open to journalists and analysts.
Tokyo, Japan – January 21, 2010 - Sony Ericsson today announces that it is strengthening its portfolio by launching Xperia™ (SO-01B) with NTT DOCOMO,INC. in Japan in April 2010. This Xperia™ phone builds on top of the Open OS Android platform and creates a unique Sony Ericsson user experience by combining best-in-class entertainment features with signature applications.
During a press conference yesterday Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg made the comment that NTT DoCoMo of Japan, would be the first network in world to sell the X10. What is interesting about that? Well so far nothing.
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Signature applications Mediascape and Timescape™ let users organise everything in their phone in an intuitive way:
The Xperia™ phone also includes an 8.1MP camera, intelligent face recognition features and the new “infinite button” which guides you through the connected world, aggregating all your interactions with one person into one view.
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Sony Ericsson XPERIA™ X10
Mr. Kiyohito Nagata, Senior Vice President, Managing Director of Product Department of NTT DOCOMO said, “NTT DOCOMO is creating a new communication culture combining mobile phones and services. Xperia™ offers a totally new communication entertainment experience that goes beyond users’ expectations and so we are delighted to be adding this new product into our product portfolio.”
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As we had already reported last week the launch of these two models greenheart this week we posted some images of both phones to not get too out of date.
Sony Ericsson announced the Elm (below) and Hazel (above), the latest additions to the GreenHeart series. The two phones have previously been known as Susan (Elm) and Sunny (Hazel) or J10 (Elm) and J20 (Hazel). Both are pretty average HSPA-enabled feature phones with specifications that should surprise no one. Both are splash resistant, feature a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, built-in aGPS, and being products under the GreenHeart umbrella, they’re both made from recycled materials and are free from hazardous chemicals. The bundled charger is low on energy consumption, too.
Screen resolution remains at the QVGA standard (320 x 240 pixels), but the one on the Hazel is 2.6 inches large, whereas it’s only 2.2 inches on the Elm. An interesting fact to note is that there’s a 16.7 million colour TFT on the Hazel, but only 262.144-colour TFT on the Elm. Odd.
GreenHeart credentials expanded with the Sony Ericsson Elm & Sony Ericsson Hazel mobile phones and Bluetooth™ Noise Shield Handsfree VH700
Today surfing the net during the breakfast we saw the information that last week posted here on the seinsider blog but with a correction models without the new Android OS as was predicted but great news for our friends in the esato forum and tnks goldenface member of esato forum by the info. Enjoy guys and welcome the family Sony Ericsson with news models mobile phone.
Sony Ericsson is its reputation for producing cellular resistant and high quality audio, but lately its great flame has been the seal GreenHeart, whose idea to pass a vision green. The model Sony Ericsson Hazel was presented last week.
• Two new GreenHeart™ phones and the first GreenHeart™ accessory – Bluetooth™ Noise Shield Handsfree VH700
London, December 14, 2009: Today Sony Ericsson announces the Sony Ericsson Elm phone, the Sony Ericsson Hazel phone and the Bluetooth™ Noise Shield Handsfree VH700, the newest additions to the company’s GreenHeart™ portfolio. The two mobile phones and one accessory provide consumers with an expanded range of products to make an educated green choice without compromising on design and functionality.
“The Sony Ericsson Elm and the Sony Ericsson Hazel phones offer consumers a green choice without compromising on features or fun. These mobile phones also give consumers a better voice quality experience, with Noise Shield, Clear Voice and Intelligent Volume Adaptation. Both phones offer an easy-to-use social networking experience featuring the Widget Manager application, which allows users access to their social networking page via the stand-by screen and quickly switch between different social networks.” said Fortuné Alexander, Global Marketing Director at Sony Ericsson.
Sony Ericsson has also announced today its ambition to making all of its accessories 100 per cent GreenHeart™ compliant by 2011.
“Building on the established heritage of our parent companies we have worked continuously to maintain our leadership position by committing to reduce our own CO2 emissions by 20 per cent and product life cycle CO2 emissions by 15 per cent by 2015.” said Mats Pellbäck Scharp, Environmental Director at Sony Ericsson.
“The Sony Ericsson Elm phone, Sony Ericsson Hazel phone and the VH700 are a testament of our continued commitment to the environment and are part of the ongoing roll-out of our GreenHeart™ strategy announced in June 2009.” continues Mats Pellbäck Scharp.
Steve Alder, General Manager Group and UK Devices for O2, said: “Offering Sony Ericsson GreenHeart™ phones to our customers has been a part of our strategy to integrate sustainability across all our products and services thereby helping our customers reduce their environmental footprint. As an industry it is essential we embrace innovation in this area and incorporating greener credentials across our product portfolio is certainly a focus for us moving forwards.”
The Sony Ericsson Elm phone, the Sony Ericsson Hazel phone and the VH700 all benefit the environment and help reduce CO2 emissions through:
Both phones announced today will be shipped with a GreenHeart™ personal handsfree; the Stereo Portable Handsfree HPM-60J, which is a step towards reaching the 100 per cent GreenHeart™ accessories goal.
The Sony Ericsson Elm phone and the Sony Ericsson Hazel phone – Designed for life and more
The Sony Ericsson Elm phone and the Sony Ericsson Hazel phone support GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and HSPA 2100/900. The Sony Ericsson Elm phone will be available in the colours Metal Black and Pearly Rose from Q1 2010. The Sony Ericsson Hazel will be available in the colours Superior Black and Passionate Rouge from Q2 2010.
Bluetooth™ Noise Shield Handsfree VH700
Bluetooth™ Noise Shield Handsfree VH700 will be available in the colours Black. Silver/White, Pink/White and Red/White from Q2 2010.
The Sony Ericsson Elm phone and the Sony Ericsson Hazel phone at a glance
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“NEW YORK — (AP) — Nortel Networks Corp. said late Wednesday it won court approval in the U.S. and Canada to sell two of its business units.
The larger unit, Nortel’s global optical networking and carrier ethernet businesses, is going to Ciena Corp. The business is one of the most sought-after assets of Nortel, a once-dominant network gear maker that is selling itself off in pieces after filing for Chapter 11 protection in January.
The deal gives Ciena all products, contracts, and intellectual property, including technology that improves the speed and capacity of fiber optic networks.
Bankruptcy courts in Delaware and Ontario approved the deal over objections by Finnish rival Nokia Siemens Networks, which said that it would be willing to pay $810 million in cash for the business with its partner, One Equity Partners.
Ciena is paying $530 million in cash and taking on $239 million in convertible notes due June 2017.
The companies expect to close the deal in the first quarter of next year, though court approval is still needed in France and Israel.
Shares of Ciena, based in Linthicum, Md., fell 38 cents, or 3 percent, to $12.50 in premarket trading.
Nortel, which is based in Toronto, also said Thursday that U.S. and Canadian courts have approved the sale of its North American GSM business to LM Ericsson Telephone Co. of Sweden.
Ericsson is paying $70 million in cash for the mobile telecommunications unit with Kapsch CarrierCom AG of Austria, which is acquiring the assets outside of North America for $33 million.
Nortel has already sold most of its wireless network business to Ericsson for $1.13 billion.”
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New position in Ericsson Group Management Team to drive implementation of new brand strategy
Ericsson’s (NASDAQ:ERIC) in-coming President and CEO Hans Vestberg has appointed Cesare Avenia to a new position in the group management team where Avenia will be responsible for driving the implementation of Ericsson’s new brand strategy. Cesare Avenia is presently head of market unit South East Europe and will take on his new position as Chief Brand Officer November 9, 2009.
Ericsson is the undisputed leading supplier in the telecom industry and has strengthened its position significantly in the 21st century. Fundamentals for the industry are positive, mainly driven by the growing demand for broadband and connectivity. Ericsson has over the past year developed a new brand strategy to leverage opportunities and meet challenges to come in the next few years.
“We will move from traditional telecom to IP, we see how we move from being a hardware to a software business and we will see an evolution and modernization of the networks rather than the past years vast rollouts of new networks”, says in-coming President and CEO Hans Vestberg. “This requires us to change our ways of working as well as business and engagement models. Our ability to develop competence, behavior and position are key success factors and we are repositioning our brand to capture these new opportunities.”
The brand stands for a company’s capabilities, strategic direction and differentiation from competition. It shows the direction to the market and its employees.
“Our brand must not only speak about our ambitions, but drive our ambitions”, says Cesare Avenia. “My role will be to build confidence and help facilitate change in the organization. I will focus on guiding our colleagues in this transformation to secure long-term value growth.”
Hans Vestberg says; “Cesare’s experience from many part of Ericsson and deep knowledge of our customer needs makes him well suited to head this important task. He has an inspiring management style and I look forward to welcoming him in our Group Management Team.”
Cesare Avenia joined Ericsson in 1994 when he was appointed marketing manager for division Mobile Systems. In parallel, he has been teaching industrial marketing at the University of Tor Vergata in Rome. During the years with Ericsson he has hold different managerial positions, like head of Division Switching and Network Systems in Italy, head of Region Middle East and Africa, head of market unit Middle East and in 2003 he was appointed head of Ericsson Italy. Since 2006, he is head of market unit South East Europe and member of the extended group management team.
Cesare Avenia was born in 1950 in S. Maria Capua Vetere in Italy. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering. He is married and has two children.
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Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 1 billion subscribers and has a leading position in managed services. The company’s portfolio comprises of mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.
Ericsson is advancing its vision of “to be the prime driver in an all-communicating world” through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 75,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 209 billion (USD 32.2 billion) in 2008. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX NASDAQ, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York.
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party for mobile phones that is held each year, awarding the best in show, so to speak.
Sony Ericsson’s Gustaf Brusewitz and Rikard Skogberg were at the party and could walk back to the company with two awards – the Satio won the award for best camera phone of the year and the W995 won the award for best music phone of the year.
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Berlin, Germany, November 4, 2009: The one hundred FanWalkers make their final steps towards the EMA’s ’09. The Irish FanWalker Gillian Deegan already reached her final goal – she is elected to be the one presenting an MTV award live on stage.
The trek to Berlin is definitely a test of endurance and spirit for the FanWalkers – not only that they nearly walk 300 kilometers, they also take part in workshops and have the opportunity to show off their talents and stand out from the crowd.
Amidst the 100 FanWalkers is Gillian Deegan – she mastered the challenges of FanWalk together with her 99 new friends from 15 different countries. It is by no means easy for FanWalkers to motivate themselves afresh every day and stay right up at the front to maintain a chance of being elected Sony Ericsson MTV EMA presenter.
The Sony Ericsson FanWalk adventure had a different theme every day, keeping the one hundred music fans on their toes. Many attributes were called for – street style, team spirit, talent for entertaining people, connecting to them and making new friends.
Democracy prevailed – every evening with the help of motto cards the FanWalkers voted for their personal favourite from their own ranks to form a shortlist of possible award presenters.
A Jury elected Gillian Deegan from among the final five candidates as the official MTV EMA award presenter – a money-can’t-buy dream prize for anyone who is passionate about music.
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Telenor, Norway’s largest mobile operator with 2.98 million subscribers and a 55 percent market share, announced today that it will replace its entire mobile infrastructure in its home market of Norway, with Huawei and Starent gear for its mobile network.
“This is the biggest upgrade of the mobile network in Norway we have ever carried out”, said Ragnar Kårhus, CEO of Telenor Norway. “Our main aim is to provide customers with better, more innovative services across the country”. The size of the contract was not disclosed.
China’s Huawei will provide the radio access network kit, while Starent will supply the mobile core network such as their ST40 which is compatible with various mobile networks, including 3GPP, CDMA, LTE, UMTS/HSPA, femtocell, WiFi, and WiMAX networks.
The existing network was largely built by Swedish-based Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks, based in Finland. The six-year agreement includes the delivery of multi-base stations for 2G, 3G/UMTS and 4G/LTE. Telenor is the seventh largest carrier in the world, with 172 million subscribers.
It’s a major deal for both Huawei and Starent, and a bit of a shocker for Nordic-based Ericsson and Nokia. Starent recently landed major contracts from Verizon Wireless to a Taiwan consortium deploying a nationwide WiMax network. Cisco recently bought Starent for $2.9B. Nokia Siemens, meanwhile, is Hot for Nortel’s MEN, reports Unstrung.
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting provides extensive television broadcasting services for distribution and contribution applications to broadcasters throughout Europe.
Sony Corporation, supporting SAPESI’s efforts to contribute in overcoming the challenges South Africa’s compulsory education system face, took the lead in the campaign. Sony companies in English-speaking countries, namely Sony UK, Sony Australia, Sony New Zealand, Sony Hong Kong, Sony Singapore and Sony South Africa called upon employees to donate English children’s books.
Sony employees in the various countries donated 5,700 books. In addition, Sony Corporation in Tokyo contributed funds to SAPESI in order to purchase a further 3,000 children’s books in languages indigenous to South Africa. This donation was matched by the Free State Department of Education who then bought another 3,000 books.
Sony will continue its partnership with SAPESI to support the enhancement of education opportunities in South Africa.
The issue of education in South Africa remains a key theme. While initiatives carried out by the South African government have led to a primary school enrollment ratio exceeding 87%, the access to books – an indispensable tool for literacy education – is limited, and the ratio of schools possessing a library is very small.
During the nine years compulsory education received by South African children, the first three years are spent learning tin their indigenous languages. From the third year children start to learn English language, and from the fourth year almost all lessons are carried out in English. Apart from Afrikaans (derived from Dutch) and English, nine of South Africa’s 11 official languages are indigenous languages that have been handed down by word of mouth, and with only a limited quantity of materials written in these languages remaining, there are concerns that some of them may fade out. SAPESI is supporting the preservation of South Africa’s indigenous languages through its mobile library activities.
I am particularly pleased that 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of Sony’s support for education.
We all know that education is a fundamental building-block for creating better opportunities “for the next generation” – a phrase that unifies our social responsibility initiatives at Sony – which is why the Mobile Library project is so important to us.
The Mobile Library carries much more than the 5,000 books collected from our employees in six different countries; it carries our compassion for the children of South Africa.