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Alcatel-Lucent creates database of 600,000 potential small cell sites

Site acquisition and delivery of backhaul and power are widely documented gating factors restricting extensive deployments of outdoor small cells. Alcatel-Lucent hopes to alleviate those challenges via a site certification program that brings together a variety of partners, which have contributed to a database of more than half a million sites suitable for small cells.

FirstNet releases RFI on apps, kills BTOP negotiations

The First Responder Network Authority moved further along with planning for the LTE-based nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) by issuing a request for information (RFI) on application platforms. However, FirstNet also put an end to negotiations with several public-safety entities hoping to lease its spectrum for public-safety networks within their jurisdictions.

Alcatel-Lucent could rejoin France's blue-chip index

There are growing indications that Alcatel-Lucent is increasingly reaping the benefits of its turnaround efforts with reports suggesting the equipment manufacturer could rejoin the France's blue-chip CAC 40 index next month.

IP router, switch revenues drop 10 percent, but Q4 outlook good

The global IP router and switching market may have suffered a near-term setback as revenues dropped 10 percent sequentially, but vendors are expected to see improvement in the upcoming fourth quarter, according to Infonetics Research.

Who are the 25 most powerful people in U.S. wireless and wireline?

Who are the movers and shakers that make or break the U.S. wireless and wireline industries? In this annual list, FierceWireless ranks the men and women who make the decisions that shape the telecom industry. Click here for the full list.

Huawei, Ciena, and Alcatel-Lucent lead Q3 WDM market

Huawei, Ciena and Alcatel-Lucent benefited from a 4 percent year-over-year rise in WDM equipment spending during the third quarter, reports Infonetics in its quarterly optical network hardware report.

Report: Nokia nixes plans for NSN/Alcatel-Lucent deal

Nokia is not considering a deal between the company's Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) unit and rival Alcatel-Lucent after gauging the possibilities for a transaction, according to a  Wall Street Journal  report.

Alcatel-Lucent searches for another buyer for its struggling enterprise unit

Alcatel-Lucent is once again looking for another suitor to purchase its enterprise division as part of a broader goal to cut $1.34 billion in assets, reports Reuters, citing a number of unnamed sources.

Huawei plans $600M investment in '5G,' rules out M&A

Huawei said it will invest at least $600 million (€444 million) in research for so-called "5G" technology over the next four years, as the Chinese vendor outlined a growth strategy based on R&D strength and a strong consumer business rather than on acquisitions.

Alcatel-Lucent to raise $2B to slash debt, save company

Alcatel-Lucent has hatched a plan to raise $1.3 billion from its shareholders and $750 million from a high-yield bond that company CEO Michel Combes says will reduce debt and save the company, reports Reuters.