Beacon provider Estimote is getting deeper into the context business with Bluetooth-enabled stickers called Nearables that will let your smartphone know more about it’s environment and enable developers to build powerful new experiences.
Sprint’s Spark network in Chicago has sprouted a lot more antennas. Sprint is testing a new technology called 8T8R that promises to make Sprint’s network more resilient and create more capacity.
EBlink provides wireless “fronthaul” technology, which could help Alcatel-Lucent sell its vision of sticking the base station into the cloud.
NTT Docomo is performing groundbreaking new trials of new wireless technologies that could boost capacity to 10 Gbps on future mobile networks. It’s not 5G, but it could become part of a future 5G standard.
Alcatel-Lucent says it’s begun deploying its tiny capacity-boosting base stations in Verizon’s network, and Ericsson is probably is doing the same. Don’t expect the big small cell deployment we’re seeing from AT&T, though.
Intel has purchased the wireless assets of Mindspeed Technologies in an effort to get the radio technology it needs to serve the telecommunications market.
Alcatel-Lucent’s new site-certification program has identified 600,000 locations on billboards, cable lines, and street furniture in the U.S. and Europe as small-cell ready.
Sprint has finally tapped into the spectrum treasure trove that has sat dormant for so long in Clearwire. It’s new LTE network is fast, but more importantly it has enormous amounts of pent-up capacity.
The cuts are intended to save on costs, but also to help Alcatel-Lucent transition from something of a networking generalist to a specialist in IP networking and “ultra-broadband” access.
Ericsson has designed an enterprise small cell the size of a smoke detector. It claims the Dot will be the cheap, flexible product needed to fill the big indoor capacity and coverage holes in today’s networks.
The companies are to work together on developing small cells — devices that may help mobile carriers cope with rising data usage. As part of the deal, Qualcomm is taking a stake of under 5 percent in Alcatel-Lucent.
Researchers with Bell Labs have figured out a way to cancel out the noise inside fiber data transmission — sending twin waves instead of just one. The result is 400 Gbps for more than 7,900 miles.
An Alcatel-Lucent venture, Nuage Networks, brings out an overlay product for software-defined networking in Layers 2-4 and promises virtual private networks for the enterprise later.
Michel Combes is set to take over the reins of Alcatel-Lucent on April 1, after spending the previous four years heading up Vodafone’s most important region.
GigaOM has learned that pan-African operator Airtel is deploying a large-scale carrier Wi-Fi network using Ruckus and Alcatel-Lucent gear. With mainly 2G networks to its name today, Airtel will use Wi-Fi to jump start its mobile data services.
The link between Paris and Lyon is the first operational deployment of long-distance 400 Gbps wavelength fiber connectivity, with its first tester being France’s educational and research network, Renater.
After four years heading up the Franco-American giant, Verwaayen is resigning, but he will stay on board while Alcatel-Lucent finds his replacement.
Nuage Networks is a new venture from Alcatel-Lucent that wants to remove the networking complexities of building out a cloud platform. The venture was formed last year and will show off its wares to customers this month. Yet, it already has plenty of competition.
Half of the base stations now deployed by telco operators are small cells, which means telcos have to deal with the problems of scale out systems. Here’s what they can learn from IT guys who deal with the same issue in their data centers.
Sprint is selected two of its small cell manufacturers, Samsung and Alcatel-Lucent, which happen to be the same suppliers building its big macro networks. If vendor number three Ericsson also scores a win, Sprint’s heterogenous network will be very vendor homogenous.
AT&T’s networks are getting an upgrade that will transform them from static cellular grids into a kind of network organism whose cells will grow and shrink as customers move through them. Ultimately these networks — what we call self-optimizing networks (SONs) — will be a critical component in providing cheap and ubiquitous mobile data.
Ericsson having successfully bagged BelAir Networks, Ruckus Wireless now has a big target painted on its flank. As Ericsson’s competitors look to integrate Wi-Fi much more deeply into their mobile network portfolios, buying Ruckus would be the easiest way for them get there.
For fancy, new-fangled 4G mobile apps to really take off in a world with very few unlimited data plans, service providers need advanced yield management and the ability to bundle requisite bandwidth up with the applications themselves.
Nokia Siemens Network and AT&T offered new data points today on how mobile broadband demand may swamp networks, but each also offered solutions outside of throttling and raising prices. With some technical savvy and Wi-Fi, maybe the mobile future isn’t so impossible.
AT&T is buying T-Mobile USA for a whopping $39 billion in cash and stock. The questions are who wins and who loses in this deal. It is hard to find winners apart from AT&T and T-Mobile. Here a list of who loses this deal:
The crush of smartphones, tablets and laptops all vying for ever more bandwidth intense content, has forced mobile operators to beef up their backhaul, rally for more spectrum and implement new network technologies. It’s also reshaping the way they build out their networks.
Alcatel-Lucent this morning announced fiber technology to deliver 10 Gigabits per second, but this won’t be used for residential connections anytime soon. This is for beefing up the back end of mobile broadband networks, especially as operators add components such as picocells in congested areas.
The next-generation wireless broadband technology Long Term Evolution (or LTE), might not be available to the utility world just yet, but that isn’t stopping a handful of vendors touting LTE smart grid solutions at DistribuTECH next week, including Alcatel Lucent and Tantalus.
A subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent is broadening its campaign to get royalty payments from companies in the digital video business. Multimedia P…
Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent is acquiring OpenPlug to have its own solution for helping developers move applications from one platform to the…
Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) scored a win in its long-running patent dispute with Alcatel-Lucent on Monday, when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Off…
Alcatel-Lucent has formed the ng Connect Program, a multi-industry initiative dedicated to “establishing a rich and diverse ecosystem of inf…