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FirstNews Briefs: Alcatel-Lucent, Elisa, D-Link, Getac, The Hartford, IBM

April 16, 2014 10:57 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent and Elisa, a provider of mobile and fixed broadband services in Finland, today announced a significant network upgrade that will give Elisa the broadband capacity needed to meet the demands of next-generation services and applications.

FirstNews Briefs: Freescale, EXFO, ByteSphere, IBM, Alcatel-Lucent

April 7, 2014 10:41 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor, a global provider of embedded processing solutions and communications...

FirstNews Briefs: Anritsu, StickNFind, Samsung, Verizon

March 5, 2014 9:44 am | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is to deploy Alcatel-Lucent's data...

FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, Broadcom, Alcatel-Lucent, Verizon, MagnaCom, Rohde & Schwarz

February 20, 2014 10:50 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint announced that its new pricing program – Sprint Framily Plan -- is...

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FirstNews Briefs: Transit Wireless, NetScout, China Mobile, DragonWave, Ceragon

February 19, 2014 9:17 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

China Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent are demonstrating their progress in the development of network functions virtualization (NFV) for mobile operators. Using Alcatel-Lucent’s virtualized LTE radio access network (RAN) Baseband Unit (BBU) and its virtualized evolved packet core (vEPC) in a multi-vendor environment, the companies are showing how an open mobile cloud network can enhance agility, efficiency and scale.

FirstNews Briefs: MetroPCS, Broadcom, NSN, Alcatel-Lucent, America Movil, Ruckus, AT&T

February 11, 2014 10:22 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

MetroPCS is expanding its wireless coverage to Mexico. With Mexico calling, customers receive: 200 minutes and 200 texts to the U.S. while roaming in Mexico; unlimited calling from the U.S. to Mexico-based landlines; 1,000 minutes of mobile-to-mobile calling, and unlimited texting to Mexico -- all for $10 per month when choosing MetroPCS' $50 or higher rate plans.

Alcatel-Lucent Inks Deal with China Huaxin

February 7, 2014 10:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

French-U.S. telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent SA says it is in talks to sell its business that deals with corporate clients to China Huaxin for around 268 million euros ($362 million). The business, known as Enterprise, has nearly 3,000 employees.


First News Briefs: eConais, Syniverse, Tencent, Ecrio, PEG Bandwidth

January 9, 2014 10:21 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

eConais Inc., a provider of low power miniature Wi-Fi module solutions for the Internet of Things, has announced a small, low standby power single chip 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi System In Package (SiP) modules for the Internet of Things.

First News Briefs: Nuance, ZTE, Bandwidth, Alcatel-Lucent, Lazus, GIV Mobile

January 8, 2014 10:55 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Nuance Communications, Inc. and ZTE Corporation today announced an all new ZTE Car Mode application for ZTE Android devices. ZTE is integrating Nuance’s voice biometrics technology for screen unlock. With each different user’s voiceprint, ZTE smartphones will access the general mode or child mode instantly – no swiping, PINS, passwords or hands required.

Backhaul Services - A Winning Business Proposition

December 12, 2013 12:34 pm | Webinars

The landscape of mobile networks is evolving rapidly:  LTE, LTE-Advanced, Carrier Wi-Fi, small cells, large venues, smart phones, tablets, new services, new apps, tidal waves of video.  All of these factors and many more affect how mobile networks are designed and operate, creating new opportunities for innovative Backhaul Service Providers.

First News Briefs: C Spire, Alcatel-Lucent, PlayPhone, Radio Frequency Systems

December 11, 2013 10:56 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

C Spire announced plans today to acquire Callis Communications, a provider of cloud-based unified communications as a service for businesses. The acquisition, which requires FCC approval, is the latest in a series of moves by C Spire that signal the company’s expanded focus on business, government, and consumer technology solutions.

Register: ALU Talks Backhaul in New Wireless Week Webcast

December 5, 2013 4:50 pm | News | Comments

The landscape of mobile networks is evolving rapidly:  LTE, LTE-Advanced, Carrier Wi-Fi, small cells, large venues, smart phones, tablets, new services, new apps, tidal waves of video.  All of these factors and many more affect how mobile networks are designed and operate, creating new opportunities for innovative Backhaul Service Providers.


First News Briefs: Alcatel-Lucent, V.I.O., Pervasip, Panomark, Small Cell Forum

December 3, 2013 11:16 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Point-of-view video technology developer V.I.O. has launched the all-new Stream mountable and wearable video camera, available for pre-order on the V.I.O. website. With applications for law enforcement, medical, pro-production, military and construction, among other industries, Stream is a flexible and rugged point-of-view video camera that provides RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol).

First News Briefs: Alcatel-Lucent, CALLUP, IHS, Cincinnati Bell, Alcatel One Touch

November 25, 2013 11:11 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent and the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, along with the Nevada Department of Transportation and other first responders, conducted a six-month trial of a 4G LTE public safety network in a designated section of the city of Las Vegas in the United States. The trial used spectrum allocated to the First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet).

First News Briefs: Alcatel-Lucent, China Mobile, Adaptrum, StickNFind, Altera, NEC

November 14, 2013 10:37 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

StickNFind, makers of the StickNFind stickers and beacons, announced the launch of its StickNFind Enterprise Beacon, a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacon solution for the needs of in-store marketers and/or outdoor placements, where battery life and accurate temperature sensing reporting are key for enterprise applications.

First News Briefs: AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, Setar, Ceragon, Sierra Wireless

November 6, 2013 10:52 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Ceragon Networks Ltd. announced its new, high capacity platform for HetNet hauling – the IP-20. Designed to meet the needs of network operators, Ceragon’s IP-20 is a service-centric, SDN-ready wireless platform for backhaul and fronthaul.

New Losses at Alcatel-Lucent Amid Rehaul

October 31, 2013 10:51 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Sales in the quarter were 3.67 billion euros, up from last year's third quarter sales of 3.6 billion euros. The company reported a stronger contribution from broadband and other internet activities, offsetting shrinking activity in older technology. It said sales growth was driven by North America, while sales fell in Latin America and Asia.


First News Briefs: Samsung, NBA, ZigBee Alliance, ARM, Alcatel-Lucent

October 28, 2013 10:17 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced a comprehensive multiyear marketing and technology partnership. Samsung is now the official handset, tablet, and television provider of the NBA, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and NBA Development League (NBA D-League).

Alcatel-Lucent to Cut 10,000 Jobs

October 8, 2013 9:51 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) today announced major restructuring plans for the company, including cutting approximately 10,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2015. The cuts, coming as part of what the ALU named “The Shift Plan,” break down as 4,100 jobs cut in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 3,800 in Asia Pacific and 2,100 in Americas. The company will also halve the number of its business hubs globally by the end of 2015.

China Mobile Chooses ALU lightRadio for TD-LTE Rollout

September 30, 2013 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

China Mobile has chosen Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio 4G TD-LTE overlay for the nationwide rollout of what will be the world's largest 4G network. China Mobile has been actively carrying out large-scale TD-LTE live network trials in China for more than three years and is now scaling the deployments. 

Report: Nokia Considering Buyout of ALU's Wireless Business

September 26, 2013 9:40 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

After selling its handset division to Microsoft, Nokia may be considering a buying Alcatel-Lucent's wireless business. According to a Reuters report citing people familiar with the matter, talks between the two companies were described as "on again, off again," with the most recent discussion held in late 2012. 

China Mobile Awards $3.2B in 4G Equipment Contracts

August 23, 2013 9:55 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Huawei and ZTE have snagged 50 percent of the $3.2 billion worth of the contracts to build out China Mobile's TD-LTE network. Nokia Siemens and Ericsson each landed 11 percent shares of the project, while Alcatel-Lucent secured a 13 percent share of the business...

Alcatel-Lucent, Qualcomm Strike up Small Cell Partnership

July 30, 2013 10:43 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent and Qualcomm Technologies have agreed to a partnership in developing small cell technology. Reuters reports the deal is worth approximately $133 million in research funding. The two companies plan to jointly invest in a strategic R&D program to develop the next generation of Alcatel-Lucent lightRadio small cell products. The new units will feature Qualcomm Technologies' family of small cell chipsets. 

Q&A: ALU Talks Customer Experience as the Final Differentiator

July 8, 2013 1:19 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Pricing and device choice just aren’t the differentiators they used to be for mobile operators; consumers are still shopping around for the provider that will treat them like a human being. Alcatel Lucent has rolled out a suite of new tools that aim to help call centers reduce the number...

Combes Shifts ALU to IP Networks, Promises $1.3B in Asset Sales

June 19, 2013 10:06 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michael Combes has announced what he's calling "The Shift Plan", a three-year course of action that aims to reposition the company as a specialist provider of IP Networks and Ultra-Broadband Accesss. As part of the plan, IP Networks and Ultra-Broad band Access will represent 85 percent of R&D...

Is RCS Destined for a Home in the Enterprise?

March 27, 2013 9:29 am | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

While RCS struggles to gain traction in the commercial space, perhaps it could catch hold of the enterprise angle, where it bears a similarity to the Unified Communications (UC) offerings that so many business customers are looking for now.

Alcatel Appoints Combes as Successor to Verwaayen

February 22, 2013 10:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent’s board of directors today approved the appointment of Michel Combes as the company’s new CEO. The change goes into effect April 1, 2013. Combes will also join the company’s board, subject to the approval of shareholders at the Alcatel-Lucent annual general meeting on May 7, 2013...

Verwaayen Leaves ALU Amid $1.8 Billion Loss in 2012

February 7, 2013 9:43 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Alcatel Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen announced today that he is leaving the company. Verwaayen made the announcement as the company today reported a $1.8 billion loss for 2012, that's up from a $1.4 billion loss in 2011. Verwaayen will not seek re-election as a director at this year’s annual...

Alcatel-Lucent to Cut 5,000 Jobs After Loss in Q2

July 26, 2012 5:01 am | by Sarah DiLorenzo, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Telecoms equipment group Alcatel-Lucent is to cut 5,000 jobs in a multimillion-euro cost drive after it reported a second-quarter net loss of €254 million, or $308 million.

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