Alcatel-Lucent said Orange Romania will be able to provide enhanced 4G services to its subscribers, after the infrastructure provider won a contract to upgrade the operator's long-haul microwave backhaul transport network.
Researchers at Houston's Rice University won $2.4 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research into the use of massive multi-user, multi-input multi-output (MU-MIMO) for upcoming 5G standards.
Samsung Electronics is considering selling its wireless networks unit, according to a Light Reading report, which cites unnamed industry sources.
Smile Telecom said it is the first mobile operator to offer voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) in East Africa after it launched the 4G voice service in three cities in Uganda.
Nokia Networks' southern Africa head Deon Geyser said operators in the continent are on the cusp of increasing their investment in network infrastructure, as consolidation offsets broader economic slowdowns.
The Communications Workers of America union has filed a request with the U.S. District Court in New Jersey to get a temporary restraining order against Alcatel-Lucent over claims that the French company plans to use money for retirees' health care to cover its own pension funding obligations.
Alcatel-Lucent has joined the Open source SDN Network Operating System (ONOS) organization that is working on a carrier-grade SDN network operating system.
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said Ericsson and Cisco's partnership to resell each other's products and services and jointly develop new ones means that Nokia was right to purchase rival Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion (€15.6 billion). Nokia also commenced its formal share offer to buy Alcatel-Lucent's outstanding shares and drive the merger toward completion early next year.
Nokia named the executive who will head up its business in India after the completion of its proposed €15.6 billion ($16.7 billion) merger with Alcatel-Lucent.
Better signal performance and lower power consumption are two of features Alcatel-Lucent promises to deliver in a new radio interface for distributed antenna systems (DAS).