Nokia said it has deployed the first commercial LTE network in North Africa after rolling out the high-speed mobile infrastructure for state-owned Algerian operator, Algérie Télécom.
Let's make one thing perfectly clear: When we talk about "discoverability" in the app space, we're talking about consumers discovering apps. Not app stores discovering developers and then plucking them from obscurity into their app stores. Hopefully a recent incident involving Nokia won't muddy those waters too much.
Despite ongoing LTE rollouts worldwide, older wireless air interfaces such as EDGE and HSPA will remain workhorses for many 3GPP operators, according to Infonetics Research.
Network upgrades by operators across the European Union as well as massive rollouts of LTE networks in China are set to increase operators' total capital investment by 4 per cent to $354 billion (€258 billion) by the end of 2014.
Alcatel-Lucent CEO, Michel Combes, again scotched rumours suggesting a merger with Nokia's Networks business is on the cards, during calls to discuss the company's first-quarter earnings.
Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Nokia both referenced impacts on their businesses from component shortages during 2014's first quarter.
Nokia aims to get engineers out of the driver's seat by putting spectrum analyzers into base stations, eliminating the need for costly, labor-intensive and time-consuming drive testing to identify and solve radio-frequency interference.
Underscoring the level of work that is still required to even determine what "5G" actually is, Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo this week said it will conduct "experimental trials" of emerging 5G technologies together with six vendors: Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Fujitsu, NEC, Nokia and Samsung.
At the 2014 Mobile World Congress this past February, Rajeev Suri, then CEO of Nokia's networks business, shot down rumors that the company was seeking a merger deal with Juniper Networks, though he did indicate that the companies might expand their existing partnership. A week after Suri was named CEO of Nokia, the two companies announced that they have, in fact, expanded their relationship to advance telco cloud offerings for mobile broadband.
Nokia gave further details on its post-device strategy by revealing it is establishing a $100 million (€72 million) investment fund for companies developing connected car technology.