SaskTel, Canada's incumbent telco, completed a trial with Alcatel-Lucent in which it delivered data at speeds of up to 400G on a fiber network which it said was originally built for 10G traffic.
AT&T worked with Qualcomm and its network vendor partners to implement a 700 MHz interoperability solution that will allow the carrier to support Band Class 12 devices, according to a senior AT&T executive.
Having spent the last several months updating Ovum's RAN forecasts and market share estimates, one thing is very clear: the base station business is a very tough business to be in no matter where each vendor falls within the market share ranking.
As wireless operators and their wholesale service partners continue to upgrade their wireless backhaul networks to support 4G LTE speeds and applications, it is providing a revenue benefit to the top edge router and switch vendors, according to Dell'Oro Group's Q2 2013 report. During the quarter, the Service Provider Edge Router and Switch market, particularly in the United States and China, grew 8 percent year-over-year.
Cisco may continue to enjoy the number-one spot in the router and switching market, but according to Infonetics' second-quarter 2013 "Service Provider Routers and Switches" report, it is facing strong competitors like Huawei.
Alcatel-Lucent appointed Jean Raby as its new CFO and chief legal officer as it continues to plow ahead with a fresh restructuring and turnaround plan in a bid to get back in the black.
Michel Combes, Alcatel-Lucent's new CEO, has made his latest mark on the company by naming Jean Raby as the vendor's chief financial and legal officer.
Alcatel-Lucent named former banker Jean Raby as its new CFO and chief legal officer starting Sept. 1, as the equipment manufacturer continues its turnaround under new CEO Michel Combes.
China Mobile has reportedly awarded initial contracts to equipment vendors worth around 20 billion yuan ($3.26 billion or €2.44 billion) for its TD-LTE network, with Huawei and ZTE securing around 50 per cent of the deal and three major European manufacturers sharing around 30 per cent.
Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent and ZTE continue to enjoy the top spots in the optical vendor domain as more service providers transition their core optical networks to 100G, according to a new Infonetics report.