Infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent has announced that it will cut 10,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2015. The reduction forms part of the firm’s ‘Shift’ plan to ensure a “sustainable financial future” and a “successful transformation of the company”.
For an industry run for the most part by grey-suited conservatives, it’s curious that the mobile sector never ceases to tire of attempts to hitch itself to trendy bandwagons driven by even trendier bands. What’s more curious however is that none of those collaborations in recent memory (the Informer’s memory hasn’t been that great since the last days of the Grateful Dead however) have amounted to much.
New Zealand will soon have a choice of LTE service providers as Telecom New Zealand gears up to launch 4G services in November this year.
Operator group Telefónica will deploy femtocells in Germany to extend its network coverage in areas where buildings’ walls can degrade the quality of a mobile signal or in areas far from a macro cell tower.
Network infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent has won its largest LTE agreement in Western Europe to date from Telefónica Spain.
Equipment vendor Alcatel-Lucent on Wednesday announced the appointment of Jean Raby as Chief Financial & Legal Officer. Raby joins from Goldman Sachs, where he served as a partner and managing director in the Investment Banking Division. He will assume the role September 1.
Chip maker Qualcomm has struck an R&D partnership with infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent as well as acquiring a stake in the equipment manufacturer.
Senior director, networks marketing, Alcatel-Lucent: “The rollout of small cells for coverage and capacity will bring new challenges.”
Alcatel-Lucent has put significant focus and investment into the mobile backhaul segment, and we are seeing strong momentum in the market with our comprehensive suite of LTE mobile backhaul products, solutions and professional services.
LTE Broadcast is being positioned by a number of leading vendors as a solution that can dramatically improve the delivery of mobile video services, as well as offering a new data offload for certain types of traffic. But is it just mobile TV by another name…
New trials have been successfully completed in Austria for the delivery of broadband speeds in excess of 1 Gbps over existing copper networks, with Alcatel-Lucent and the local incumbent testing a new transmission technology called G.fast to achieve very high speeds on copper lines over very short distances
Alcatel-Lucent has followed the lead of Nokia Siemens Networks in becoming the second of the big vendors to reposition itself as a specialist, with a focus on IP networking and fixed and mobile ultra-broadband access.
Steffen Paulus, director, product marketing for policy, charging and network analytics at Alcatel-Lucent, explains how LTE usage and adoption by consumers affects operators’ pricing strategies.
LTE services have been deployed in Iraq, by network infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent and Regional Telecom, a communications service provider in Northern Iraq.
US operator Sprint Nextel has blamed delays caused by equipment vendors for stifling the rollout of its Network Vision project, in a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result, the operator said that it had been forced to revise its plans to bring 12,000 multi-mode base stations on-air by the end of 2012, pushing the deadline back to 1Q13.
We speak to Glenn Booth, VP of wireless portfolio & strategy at Alcatel-Lucent, about winning last year’s Broadband InfoVision Award for ‘Best Broadband Access – Fixed’ for its lightRadio solutions portfolio.
Paris-based telecoms equipment vendor Alcatel-Lucent has passed the milestone of one million line shipments of its VDSL2 vectoring technology, which boosts broadband speeds to near-fibre levels by eliminating line noise between multiple copper lines.
Spanish operator group Telefónica has completed a field trial of “flexible optical networking” technology, that it hopes could more than double its existing fibre capacity.
Alcatel-Lucent has won a five-year managed services agreement with Dutch telco KPN to transform the latter’s fixed network in the Netherlands, including migrating its existing voice and transport networks to new technology.
Network infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent has appointed a new CEO in former Vodafone Europe CEO Michel Combes. Combes will begin his role April 1, 2013 and will also join the company’s board of directors, subject to the approval of shareholders.