New boss begins Alcatel make-over

Michel Combes is the third chief executive brought in to turn around struggling telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent. Photo: Reuters

Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent plans to focus on networking products and high-speed broadband and will slim down with a billion euros in cost cuts by 2015 in a bid to reverse years of losses.

Thursday, 20 June, 2013, 8:56am

Euro rivals reject EC's threat of Chinese tariffs

Ericsson and Nokia Siemens have urged the European Commission to back off from threatening tariffs on their Chinese rivals Huawei Technologies and ZTE. Photo: AFP

Two of Europe's biggest telecommunications equipment makers, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens, have urged the European Commission to back off from threatening tariffs on their Chinese rivals in a row over alleged illegal government subsidies.

17 May 2013 - 3:06am 2 comments

Ericsson sues Samsung in US for patent infringement

The Ericsson headquarters in Stockholm's suburb of Kista. Photo: AFP

Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson said Tuesday that it was suing South Korean rival Samsung in a US court for violating patents.

“Ericsson has today filed a lawsuit in the United States against Samsung for infringing its patents, after nearly two years of negotiations failed to reach an agreement,” a statement said.

27 Nov 2012 - 4:35pm

Business Digest, November 8, 2012

Ericsson to cut nearly 9pc of Swedish staff

BYD stock jumps over 10pc on policy hopes

Shares in BYD, the Warren Buffett-backed car maker, surged more than 10 per cent yesterday, extending a six-day rise to nearly 30 per cent, on speculation the firm would benefit from the new measures supporting clean-energy vehicles in China. BYD shares finished up 10.63 per cent at HK$19.36. Jeanny Yu  

8 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

More scrutiny for Huawei, ZTE as security fears linger

Huawei Technologies and ZTE, China's biggest telecommunications equipment manufacturers, could face more scrutiny in the United States after the American lawmaker who is investigating the two companies all but accused them of being national security risks.

23 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The new innovation paradigm

New developments in information technology as well as the rise of emerging economies (especially, emerging Asia) are forcing companies to radically rethink how they must manage innovation.

Here are three key elements of what may well be termed the new innovation paradigm.

Distributed innovation

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

Canberra: Huawei ban won't hurt ties

The Australian government does not expect its decision to ban Huawei Technologies from participating in a national telecommunications infrastructure project to put a big strain on relations with Beijing.

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Growth drive may have hurt ZTE's profit

Mainland telecommunications equipment maker ZTE established itself as a bona fide powerhouse in the rapidly growing market for smartphones last year, with an aggressive expansion programme that drove its international sales.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

ZTE, Ericsson drop patent lawsuits

ZTE, the mainland's second-biggest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, and Swedish rival Ericsson appear close to forging a cross-licensing deal that would resolve their 10-month intellectual property dispute.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Huawei seeks rethink by U.S. after bid ban

Huawei Technologies described its relationship with the United States government as being 'out of sync' after the company was excluded from a major telecommunications project because of national security concerns.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Elegant, stylish and sustainable

At 20, Amanda Ericsson was a model in London. But the glamour of the fashion industry and catwalks did not excite her.

'We spent hours having our hair done just to sell a shampoo brand. A lot of clothes were produced and transported across continents, only to be worn for the season. I thought to myself: what a waste!' says Ericsson, now 29.

25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

ZTE sues Ericsson in intellectual property row

The intellectual-property rights dispute between ZTE and Ericsson has intensified, with the Shenzhen-based company hitting its Swedish rival's mainland operation with a patent-infringement lawsuit.

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Ericsson secures pole and aims to be third-time lucky

He is only 19, but pole winner Marcus Ericsson is a seasoned Macau campaigner when compared with Jean-Karl Vernay and Valtteri Bottas, two Guia first-timers in the Formula Three race who finished second and third respectively in qualifying yesterday.

21 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

ZTE wins deal to build high-speed transmission network in Kenya

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

TCL unit profit up 120pc on overseas sales

TCL Communication Technology Holdings, the mobile handset unit of TCL Corp, reported a rise in net profit of 120 per cent to HK$33 million last year on strong overseas sales growth, despite a slump in domestic turnover.

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am