Nokia is thinking of combining its Nokia Solutions and Networks division with Juniper Networks to get a stronger foothold in the U.S. network equipment market, according to a report in Germany's Manager Magazin Online.
According to a new report from OpenSignal, T-Mobile US' LTE network provides the fastest average download speeds at 11.5 Mbps. Those speeds were faster than the 9.12 Mbps that AT&T Mobility provided, the 7.82 Mbps that Verizon Wireless provided, and the 4.32 Mbps that Sprint provided.
Alcatel-Lucent posted its first quarterly net profit in two years in the fourth quarter of 2013, and said its turnaround under the "Shift" plan led by CEO Michel Combes is on target. In the fourth quarter the vendor's North American sales inched up and the company's overall margins widened.
Cisco Systems lowered its rate of growth in global mobile data traffic for 2012 and 2013. However, in a new report the company still forecasted a nearly 11-fold increase in mobile data traffic from 2013 – 2018.
Super Bowl XLVIII just wrapped on Sunday, with the Seattle Seahawks demolishing the Denver Broncos 43-8 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Now that the game is over, wireless carriers are boasting about the traffic they saw at the venue and how their networks held up at the game, which more than 85,000 people attended.
Russian mobile networks require urgent upgrades to cope with rising video traffic, with nearly 40 per cent of all videos shown over current 3G networks affected by stalling or buffering, mobile browser company Opera Software has revealed.
Ericsson posted a net profit for the fourth quarter after a hefty loss in the year-ago period, but its sales in North America fell 19 percent year-over-year as LTE coverage rollouts peaked. Meanwhile, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg said he will not be taking the CEO spot at Microsoft after it was reported he was in consideration to replace Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, who is retiring.
A small sliver of LTE users worldwide, just the top 0.1 percent, are consuming more than half of all LTE downlink data, according to a new research report from network technology firm Arieso. The study, taken together with past trends from previous reports, indicates that a small slice of high-bandwidth consumers are hogging most of the world's data usage, even more than in the past.
Verizon Wireless added fewer total subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2013 than it did in the fourth quarter of 2012, but still powered ahead with 1.7 million net customer additions in the period. Although T-Mobile US is wreaking havoc in the industry with its lower prices and offers to pay customers' early termination fees if they switch and trade in their phones, T-Mobile's aggressive tactics do not appear to have slowed Verizon much in the fourth quarter.
LAS VEGAS--Huawei may have decided that for the time being it's not worth it to keep pressing on the U.S. infrastructure market, but the company is focused on expanding its device business in the U.S. market, especially for higher-end LTE devices, according to a Huawei executive.