Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes will move to French telecom group Altice SA in July, according to a report from French magazine Challenges. The report, which did not cite its sources, said that billionaire Patrick Drahi, who owns Altice, is hiring Combes to take charge of Altice development in Europe starting in September.
U.S. Cellular, which is still deploying its LTE network, is unsure of how quickly 5G networks will take hold but its CTO thinks it will require a new waveform for the 5G air interface.
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler vowed to protect driver privacy in the age of the connected car, in an apparent snub of new market entrants including Google.
Alcatel-Lucent bosses confirmed they will press ahead with a planned €15.6 billion ($17.5 billion) merger with Nokia despite shareholder concerns about the transaction.
Similar to the wireless industry's transition from GSM to GPRS, one where operators would talk about 2.5G, the question is whether the eventual move to 5G will be preceded by a mid-stage state that some call "4.5G."
Nokia Networks says its new data center solution is the first to combine the benefits of cloud computing technologies to meet the stringent requirements of the telco world.
Nokia Networks will gain self-organizing network (SON) expertise with the purchase of Eden Rock Communications, helping the Finnish vendor fulfill its vision to become the "vendor-of-choice" in that arena.
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg scheduled a meeting with senior management to discuss potential large-scale mergers and acquisitions that would help the company to compete against a merged Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.
Nokia's acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent was cast into doubt by shareholders of the French-U.S. equipment vendor who are unhappy with the €15.6 billion ($17 billion) price agreed by the companies' managers.
Despite low LTE penetration, Russian mobile operators are starting to close the gap with their Western European counterparts in terms of LTE deployments, even though the government has never held an auction for next-generation frequencies. However, operators face several challenges in boosting LTE adoption, including a large number of prepaid users on 2G networks and a tough geographical environment that takes its toll on network infrastructure and its deployment.