Calix on Thursday won a slight victory as the access vendor reported that Q3 revenue rose 3 percent sequentially to $81.3 million.
Network service providers, network operators and builders are meeting in Las Vegas from Oct. 24 to Oct. 26 to discuss the latest trends and future of the broadband industry. The conference features panels with industry experts, keynote speakers and the TelcoTV vision awards. FierceIPTV editor Jim Barthold is attending the conference and will provide continuing coverage from the event. Check back on this page throughout this week for complete coverage of the show.
Broadband is the only way for rural telcos to be competitive and, in some instances, to continue to be in business, said panelists at TelcoTV 2012.
Backhaul issues can break the business case for small cells, and Alcatel-Lucent is hoping that by expanding its mobile backhaul portfolio it can help make small cells even more attractive to mobile operators.
AT&T is considering expanding its U-verse buildout which could, in turn, mean between $110 million and $190 million in equipment sales for Alcatel-Lucent, according to a research note from Jefferies & Co. equity analyst George Notter.
AT&T's plan to announce its rural strategy next month is prompting widespread speculation that wireless broadband, in the form of LTE, will be part of the operator's overhauled service plan.
Alcatel-Lucent announced it has become the first vendor whose LTE system for public safety has successfully completed third-party interoperability testing for both its radio access network (RAN) and core network components. The tested network solution operates in public-safety 700 MHz band 14 spectrum, covering both public-safety broadband and D-block spectrum.
Alcatel-Lucent detailed how it plans to cut its workforce by 5,490 jobs as part of a plan to save €1.25 billion by the end of 2013. French unions have asked for the government to intervene over the 1,400 jobs that will be lost in France as a result.
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Belgacom on Wednesday confirmed that it will begin a broad customer trial of Alcatel-Lucent's VDSL2 with vectoring technology before the end of 2012.