Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia and Huawei are among the leading players in the small cell market, which is expected to boom to more than $5 billion by 2019, according to a new report from ABI Research. Fiber owners like Virgin Media, Zayo and CloudBerry are also likely to benefit from the move to small cells.
Ericsson said it will cut 2,200 jobs at its domestic research and development (R&D) and supply chain departments, as it ramps up a cost reduction programme designed to save the company SEK9 billion (€987 million/$1 billion) by 2017.
If you thought it seemed busier at MWC this year you were right. The official figures from the GSMA indicate that there were over 93,000 attendees from 200 countries. That compares with 85,000 attendees in 2014.
Nokia and Japan's NTT DoCoMo are using Mobile World Congress 2015 to demonstrate jointly developed technology that will form the foundation of new 5G networks the two companies plan to showcase at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
T-Mobile US will be one of the first carriers to deploy Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) in 5 GHz spectrum in 2016.
BARCELONA, Spain--Nokia and Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo are demonstrating jointly developed technology here that will form the foundation of new 5G networks the duo plan to showcase at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
BARCELONA, Spain--Nokia's CEO spoke out against a main tenet of the FCC's new net neutrality guidelines, arguing that wireless carriers should be allowed to provide faster connections to customers who wish to pay for them. CEO Rajeev Suri also introduced the company's concept of the "programmable world," a new marketing term Nokia appears poised to use in the coming months to set itself apart from the competition.
The FCC's proposed new rules on net neutrality drew fiery protest from the likes of AT&T and Verizon Communications, but whether the rules go through or not, operators' equipment vendors ultimately will have to play by the rules or risk consequences.
Microsoft prepared to advance its Africa strategy by recruiting smartphone makers in China to produce low-cost devices running the U.S. company's Windows Phone software.
WASHINGTON--Executives from Google, Nokia Networks and startup Federated Wireless said that they see momentum behind the creation of an ecosystem for devices and network equipment for the 3.5 GHz band. The FCC aims to use the band to create a so-called Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) with a three-tiered spectrum sharing system, and the executives said interested stakeholders are starting to work on how to overcome technical hurdles to the service.