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National Instruments opens new U.S. wireless innovation lab to advance 5G

Plenty of folks point out that the U.S. is lagging when it comes to 5G, but researchers are hoping to spur 5G R&D in the U.S. with the new Wireless Innovation Lab at National Instruments headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Nokia sees 47% jump in N. American networks sales in Q1, but profit jitters worry investors

Nokia reported stronger sales in North America in the first quarter, and in its networks business overall. However, the underlying profit of the company's networks business fell, and investors grew worried about drooping margins.

Verizon teams with Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Juniper and Nokia on SDN push

Verizon Communications will move to a software-centric network architecture to reduce costs and deliver new services to customers faster. The company today announced that Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Juniper Networks and Nokia Networks will be its five initial software-defined network vendors.

Verizon's SDN strategy will migrate aging wireline platforms to software

Verizon is implementing software-defined networking throughout its networks to improve service timelines.  For the company's wireline network, the initial focus will be on migrating legacy elements and functions onto software-based platforms.

Nokia not planning smartphone return

Nokia shot down reports it is gearing up to launch a new range of Android smartphones in 2016 in an official statement released in response to feverish speculation that the world's former number one device maker is set to re-enter the market.

Mallinson: Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent and the last of the network equipment mega-mergers

Nokia's integration of Alcatel-Lucent following the proposed acquisition of its rival will be difficult and messy. Some significant rewards will take many years to achieve, if ever. However, very large research and development demands with economies of scale and scope in 4G, 5G and with fixed-mobile network convergence make this kind of transaction inevitable and indispensable.

Nokia navigating 4 offers for its HERE mapping business

Nokia reportedly attracted four potential bidders for its HERE mapping business, after announcing it is reviewing the division's future alongside a proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.

Report: Nokia could re-enter handset market via brand licensing next year

Nokia is preparing to jump back into the handset market as soon as next year, likely via licensing its brand and technologies, according to a Re/code report.

Tracking Q1 wireless earnings from Verizon, Ericsson, Qualcomm and more

Now that the Q1 2015 earnings season is getting underway,  FierceWireless  is tracking the performance of large carriers and vendors, including T-Mobile US, Sprint, and Nokia.  Special report

Ericsson comes under spotlight after Nokia-AlcaLu unveil plans to merge

Speculation over Ericsson's future strategy has intensified following Nokia's announcement this week that it plans to buy Alcatel-Lucent, with some saying the Sweden-based vendor will be forced to expand its fixed-line business.