Rumors of a Surface phone are percolating again following a report from Windows Central that Microsoft will launch a premium handset under the brand in the second half of 2016.
Japan's NTT DoCoMo says it has successfully conducted 5G trials in actual-use environments with no less than five big-name vendors: Nokia Networks, Samsung, Ericsson, Huawei and Fujitsu.
Nokia announced its Here mapping and navigation unit is evaluating the rollout of a cellular network in the Netherlands as part of the businesses' Cooperative Intelligent Transportation System (C-ITS) for connected vehicles.
Samsung Electronics is considering selling its wireless networks unit, according to a Light Reading report, which cites unnamed industry sources.
FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein bids goodbye in his final column for the publication and reflects on how the wireless industry has changed during the seven years of his tenure.
The Communications Workers of America union has filed a request with the U.S. District Court in New Jersey to get a temporary restraining order against Alcatel-Lucent over claims that the French company plans to use money for retirees' health care to cover its own pension funding obligations.
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said Ericsson and Cisco's partnership to resell each other's products and services and jointly develop new ones means that Nokia was right to purchase rival Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion (€15.6 billion). Nokia also commenced its formal share offer to buy Alcatel-Lucent's outstanding shares and drive the merger toward completion early next year.
Nokia named the executive who will head up its business in India after the completion of its proposed €15.6 billion ($16.7 billion) merger with Alcatel-Lucent.
Better signal performance and lower power consumption are two of features Alcatel-Lucent promises to deliver in a new radio interface for distributed antenna systems (DAS).
Nokia confirmed that Alcatel-Lucent CTO Marcus Weldon, who also serves as the president of Bell Labs, will take on the CTO role in the combined company once Nokia completes its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.