Microsoft is reshuffling its leadership team, and devices chief Stephen Elop is leaving the company as part of the shakeup. Elop, a Microsoft executive who had been CEO of Nokia, returned to Microsoft when the software giant completed its acquisition of Nokia's handset business in April 2014.
Ericsson concluded after a review by its management that it can expand its business without pursuing a major deal, according to a senior executive at the vendor.
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.