Passive optical LAN (POL) technology is showing promise of greater bandwidth with a future-proofed architecture that surpasses copper-based LANs, but analysts say what will help it grow will be the entry of larger vendors.
Nokia is trying to answer the call for open, non-proprietary software-driven solutions, combining Alcatel-Lucent's expertise with Nokia's, and by extension, making it easier for service providers to launch new services faster.
Nokia plans to cut thousands of jobs globally including a reported 1,300 positions in its homeland of Finland as part of an effort to save more than $1 billion in the wake of its recent acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.
Nokia announced it is consulting with its two European works councils over staff cuts that form part of its commitment to reduce operating costs by €900 million ($1.02 billion) by 2018 following its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.
The worldwide market for small cells enjoyed 44 percent year-over-year growth in 2015, according to IHS. But it's still tiny compared to the global 2G/3G radio access network (RAN) market.
IHS Technology said small cell rollouts increased worldwide during 2015 but noted that the small cell equipment market remains tiny compared to the global 2G/3G radio access network (RAN) market.
BARCELONA, Spain-- Nokia's acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent may still be quite young, but the vendor is already seeing growing opportunities to apply SDN and NFV wares to emerging applications like SD-WAN and combined IP and optical functions.
The optical market segment is looking up. After what could be described as a subdued third quarter, the global optical network equipment market totaled $12.5 billion, growing 3 percent year-over-year, says IHS.
BARCELONA, Spain-- Nokia's CEO said that, just a few weeks after his company closed its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, the combined entity is moving "fast and effectively" to deal with its customers and the wider market as a merged entity under the Nokia brand. Indeed, he said the company is demonstrating all of its products and services here at the Mobile World Congress under the Nokia brand.
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said job cuts are inevitable following the company's merger with Alcatel-Lucent, but that it is too soon to offer specific details on how many staff will go.