A published report indicates that Google Fiber has begun its anticipated buildout in Austin, Texas, but that the company will miss its original deadline to start connecting homes by the middle of 2014.
Zain Saudi Arabia said it has signed infrastructure supply contracts worth 4.5 billion riyals (€882 million/$1.2 billion) to develop and expand its network.
NICE, France--Better usage of network analytics tools would provide a more granular picture of how much data is being used for which services and products, enabling operators to provide more customised and targeted services to end users, according to an Alcatel-Lucent executive.
Alcatel-Lucent said on Monday it has won a contract to extend the LTE network of United Arab Emirates-based operator Etisalat in an expansion of an existing relationship between the two companies that began in December 2011.
For the third quarter of 2013 Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei maintained its number one ranking rank in the global radio access network (RAN) market with a share of 28.1 per cent, down 3 points from the second quarter 2013 but up 3.8 per cent from the year-ago quarter, according to ABI Research.
Alcatel-Lucent's plan to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide has met with strong resistance in France, where the telecoms equipment manufacturer plans to cut 900 jobs and close or sell up to five sites.
Telefónica has selected Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson as its network vendors for LTE service in Spain and said it is rolling out an integrated LTE and fibre optic network across the country.
Huawei increased its share of the mobile infrastructure RAN market to 31.1 per cent in the second quarter, meaning that the Chinese equipment manufacturer has overtaken Ericsson to regain the No. 1 position, according to ABI Research.
Huawei intends to spend more on research and development this year in a bid to win over clients from rivals such as Ericsson by offering more than just cheaper products, according to Huawei's head of R&D.
Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei is making big investments in research and development in hopes of improving upon its existing gear and solving problems that many of its telecom operator customers are facing. The company has been ramping up its R&D efforts over the past couple of years. In 2012 it spent $4.7 billion, or about 13 percent of total group revenue, on R&D. And in 2011, it spent $5.2 billion on R&D, a 34.2 percent increase over the prior year.