BARCELONA, Spain-- Nokia's acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent may still be quite young, but the vendor is already seeing growing opportunities to apply SDN and NFV wares to emerging applications like SD-WAN and combined IP and optical functions.
The optical market segment is looking up. After what could be described as a subdued third quarter, the global optical network equipment market totaled $12.5 billion, growing 3 percent year-over-year, says IHS.
BARCELONA, Spain-- Nokia's CEO said that, just a few weeks after his company closed its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, the combined entity is moving "fast and effectively" to deal with its customers and the wider market as a merged entity under the Nokia brand. Indeed, he said the company is demonstrating all of its products and services here at the Mobile World Congress under the Nokia brand.
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said job cuts are inevitable following the company's merger with Alcatel-Lucent, but that it is too soon to offer specific details on how many staff will go.
BT is on track with its G.fast trials, serving its own customers and eight of its competitive carrier provider customers via its Openreach division. But the service provider is still weighing how it can make an investment case for a broader deployment.
Deutsche Telekom and Nokia's subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent claimed they delivered 10 Gbps over existing copper wiring during a lab trial using XG-Fast technology at the end of 2015.
Bell Canada is taking the terabit-speed plunge by deploying Nokia's 7950 XRS core router in order to support growing demand for digital content across its wireline and wireless networks.
BT has confirmed that it is testing Adtran's 500G fiber-to-the-distribution-point (FTTdp) platform as part of its G.fast trial taking place in over 2,000 premises in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
It's the day we've all been waiting for-- well, some of us, at least: the "new" Nokia is set to start operations on Thursday this week, completing the merger with Alcatel-Lucent and launching combined products and services onto the market.
Nokia completed its preparations for the integration of Alcatel-Lucent's business by announcing the final line up for its board of directors and group leadership teams, ahead of the companies' first day as a combined entity on Jan.14.