Alcatel-Lucent has made its first foray into the cyber security sector by partnering with security specialist Arbor Networks to deliver DDoS (distributed denial of service) protection to Telindus Telecom in Luxembourg.
Small cells are a vital part of the future broadband network, Alcatel Lucent corporate CTO Marcus Weldon told delegates at Broadband World Forum in his keynote address. Weldon noted that mobile computing is now the dominant form of computing due to the success of tablets, which introduced just a few years ago, are now processing more data globally than desktop PCs and laptops.
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.
Half of China Mobile’s LTE infrastructure contracts have been won by local suppliers Huawei and ZTE, according to a report from Reuters that cites industry sources. The report suggests that Ericsson, Alcatel Lucent and NSN have picked up around ten per cent of the business each with their Chinese competitors bagging 25 per cent apiece. The combined value of China Mobile’s LTE contracts is $3.2bn, Reuters said.
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.
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
Norwegian operator group Telenor will be using Skyfire’s video and internet optimisation technology across 11 countries. The firm, a subsidiary of software developer Opera, will be the lead supplier for network-based mobile video and media optimization for Telenor, as part of a deal the operator struck with kit vendor Alcatel Lucent.
Alcatel-Lucent’s Ajay Pande and Peter Spencer talk to Telecoms.com about why operators are increasingly interested in customer experience management solutions, and their importance to operators’ bottom lines.
Jeff Griffith, senior VP of Alcatel-Lucent Professional Services, explains how the vendor’s automated operations and recovery platform helps monitor the network for faults as well as initiating recovery options.
Du, one of the two major telcos in the United Arab Emirates, has awarded a contract to Alcatel-Lucent to build the second phase of its high-speed 100G coherent optical transport network throughout the country.
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.
In the first of our series of features on Software Defined Networking, Marcus Weldon, CTO at Alcatel Lucent and Bell Labs, gives Telecoms.com his take on the buzzword of the moment.
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.
A while ago I was told by an executive from one of the big network equipment vendors that he had seen proof that a Chinese competitor was spoofing network performance in a competitive trial to try and win business. One conclusion can be drawn from this accusation, valid or not: Things are getting desperate in the infrastructure supply sector. Falsifying performance data would be a drastic act, after all—but then so would slandering the opposition.
UAE telco du has tapped Alcatel-Lucent for IP-routing technology to consolidate all its telecoms services onto a single network, with big gains in speed and performance expected, along with simplified network operation.