Nokia plans to cut thousands of jobs globally including a reported 1,300 positions in its homeland of Finland as part of an effort to save more than $1 billion in the wake of its recent acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.
Nokia announced it is consulting with its two European works councils over staff cuts that form part of its commitment to reduce operating costs by €900 million ($1.02 billion) by 2018 following its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.
AT&T is turning its software-centric attention to its optical networks, announcing during this week's Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) that has joined up with Ciena, Fujitsu, and Nokia to create a Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) for open reconfigurable add drop multiplexers (ROADM) group.
Nokia won a contract to deploy a 5G-ready network in Dubai to provide mission-critical smart city and Internet of Things (IoT) services to a range of government departments.
Tele2 Netherlands is to use small cells from Nokia to help improve LTE network capacity and indoor coverage throughout the Dutch market.
While a lot of claims are being bandied about 5G during this week's Mobile World Congress 2016, Nokia says it's the first to run 5G on a commercially available base station. That's a significant claim not only because the 5G standards have not yet been written, but for operators like Verizon, it means they can launch pre-5G sooner rather than later.
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.
T-Mobile US said it will conduct 5G network technology field trials in the second half of this year with both Ericsson and its LTE network vendor Nokia.
BARCELONA, Spain-- Facebook used the opening day of Mobile World Congress here to introduce the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), an ambitious, engineering-centric effort to bring mobile tech companies together to develop new technologies "and reimagine traditional approaches to building and deploying" networks.
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.