Nokia Siemens Networks Agrees to Acquire Certain Nortel Assets
Nokia Siemens Networks announcements its intent to buy some CDMA and Long Term Evolution technology assets from ailing Nortel Networks. Nokia Siemens Networks plans to spend about $650 million to acquire the CDMA and LTE radio technologies. By purchasing the Nortel's CDMA properties, in particular, it will give Nokia Siemens Networks a major presence in the North American markets. U.S.-based CDMA network operators Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel, as well as Canada's Telus all praised the move. Because Nortel is currently in bankruptcy, the asset sale will need to be approved by both Canadian and U.S. regulatory bodies.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
FCC Reveals Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge
The FCC recently published a few details about two unreleased Samsung phones that are likely the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 edge. The FCC approved the SM-G950 (S8) and SM-G955 (S8 edge) and confirmed some features shared by the handsets.
BlackBerry Says CDMA Version of KEYone Now At Best Buy
BlackBerry Mobile today said the Verizon-ready, CDMA model of its KEYone smartphone is available at Best Buy stores. The phone is sold unlocked with support for Verizon's 3G and 4G networks.
Nokia Networks to Acquire Eden Rock
Nokia Networks today announced its intent to acquire Eden Rock Communications for an undisclosed sum. Eden Rock pioneered self-organizing networks (SON) technology for mobile broadband operators.