Qualcomm's purchase of a small stake in infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent to help develop small cells for 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi networks will hopefully serve as a template for others. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combs said that he hopes to attract other technology investors to boost the company's research budget.
Alcatel-Lucent reported a wider net loss for the second quarter due to restructuring charges, but the company also unveiled a partnership with chipset maker Qualcomm to develop small cells for 3G, LTE and W-Fi networks. Qualcomm will also separately take a small stake in Alcatel-Lucent, news that sent the infrastructure vendor's shares up.
Qualcomm posted gains in profit and revenue in its fiscal third quarter, and also raised its guidance for the full fiscal year thanks in part to growing demand for LTE devices and its Snapdragon chipsets. The company said it now has at least 500 Snapdragon-powered smartphones in the works.
Intel is expected to report lower revenue and earnings for the second quarter when it posts results after the market closes today, but investors will be yearning to hear more details from new CEO Brian Krzanich about what the company plans to do to catch up in mobile.
On the eve of Major League Baseball's All-Star game July 16 at Citi Field in New York City, Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and CMO of Qualcomm, talked with Editor Tammy Parker about his company's work with the MLB to address connectivity issues in U.S. ballparks. See this On the Hot Seat interview.
In April, Qualcomm announced that network engineers from wholly owned subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (QTI) are working directly with Major League Baseball's MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) unit to address connectivity challenges in U.S. ballparks. FierceBroadbandWireless Editor Tammy Parker spoke with Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and CMO of Qualcomm, about the company's major league ballpark initiative.
The past few months have seen a number of announcements from mobile operators and neutral-host providers that have deployed DAS and Wi-Fi networks in a variety of sports venues worldwide. Of course, the need for improved connectivity in such locations is no secret to any fan who has tried unsuccessfully to text or call someone or surf the Web from their mobile device while attending a live sporting event.
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AT&T claims it cannot deploy LTE over its 700 MHz Lower D and E Block spectrum until mid to late 2014 because the necessary interoperability test cases for LTE Advanced carrier aggregation are still in development within 3GPP.
Ever a mobile market pacesetter, SK Telecom has rolled out the world's first LTE-Advanced network with a commercial smartphone ready for use with the service.