The SI Organization Buys Applied Communication Sciences; Bill Graham Comments

Bill Graham
Bill Graham The SI Organization has purchased telecommunications research, consulting and technology services provider Applied Communication Sciences for an undisclosed amount. ACS develops products for defense and intelligence agencies, civil government organizations, power utilities and telecom providers, the SI said Wednesday. “We are acquiring a technology company with a focus on cyber security,...

Ericsson Closes $1.15B Deal to Buy Telcordia

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) announced Thursday it has closed its $1.15 billion cash acquisition of Telcordia. Ericsson expects the deal to increase its earnings per share in the year after closing. Telcordia and its employees are now part of the Ericsson Group. Ericcson’s business unit Multimedia will manage Telcordia, although Ericsson said Telcordia’s sales and margins may be shared between...

Ericsson to Buy Telcordia for $1.15B Cash

Ericsson has reached an agreement to acquire mobile, broadband and enterprise communications firm Telcordia for $1.15 billion cash from its private equity owners Providence Equity Partners, LLC and Warburg Pincus. Approximately 2,600 of Telcordia’s employees will join Ericsson. Telcordia generated $739 million in revenues in the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2011, and Ericsson expects the...

Ericsson Sells Federal Practice to Tailwind Capital; Doug Smith to Remain as CEO

Doug Smith Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has sold control of its federal practice, Ericsson Federal to Tailwind Capital. Ericsson Federal will now be known as Oceus Networks.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Ericsson, “under the terms of the new structure, Oceus Networks will have the exclusive right to offer the full slate of Ericsson’s industry leading standards-based, offOffice...

Ericsson to Provide Technology for Iridium Satellite Network; Doug Smith Comments

Iridium Communications Inc. has announced it has contracted with Ericsson Federal Inc. (EFI) to implement a new Ericsson Mobile Softswitch Solution (MSS) to provide Iridium’s next-generation switching technology. The work will include custom design, development, integration and maintenance for the Iridium satellite communications system. Iridium has moved all commercial traffic to the new Ericsson...

Ericsson Brings 4G to Sweden, Norway

Ericsson is set to debut TeliaSonera in Norway and Sweden. In 2010, Ericsson expects TeliaSonera to offer its customers 4G coverage in at least 25 municipalities in Sweden alongside the four largest municipalities in Norway, including Oslo. Ericsson has also been selected as the supplier of the common core network as well as providing LTE radio access. “As we move into next generation...

Ericsson to help guide Digital Health Initiative

On Tuesday, telecommunications giant Ericsson announced that it will be a founding member of the Advisory Board of the Digital Health Initiative (DHI). The multi-stakeholder partnership’s goal is to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for health through the utilization and promotion of digital health solutions. Ericsson has pledged to provide strategic guidance...

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