Alcatel-Lucent inks China Mobile core network deal; Mobile carriers lose $15B per year to network outages

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> Alcatel-Lucent won a China Mobile core network deal. Article

> Ruckus introduced a carrier-class Wi-Fi analytics platform. Release

> Fitch Ratings indicated China Unicom and China Telecom will face capex challenges from trying to roll out TD-LTE as well as FDD-based LTE networks. Article

> Samsung said its future technology research items will include ice chemistry and next-generation computing cells. Article

> THE AIR.U Consortium announced the Quick Start Network Program to accelerate deployment of TV white space networks by higher-education institutions. Release

> NY Waterway commuter ferries deployed hundreds of Interlogix IP and analog cameras, which transmit images via a wireless mesh network from Fluidmesh Networks. Release

> Mobile carriers lose $15 billion each year to network outages, according to Heavy Reading. Article

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