BT revealed that during its trial of G.FAST, a technology that allows service providers to gain higher speeds over existing copper on short loop lengths using a fiber-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) architecture, it achieved combined downstream and upstream speeds of up to 1 Gbps.
LAS VEGAS--All of the world's Tier 1 mobile operators are putting network functions virtualization (NFV) initiatives into place and will start focusing their capital expenditures on NFV Mobile in 2015, said Keith Allan, director of IP mobile core product strategy at Alcatel-Lucent.
Alcatel-Lucent held the lead in the VDSL port race over its two top vendor competitors, Huawei Technologies and Adtran, during the second quarter.
LAS VEGAS--Michael Peeters, wireless CTO at Alcatel-Lucent, is getting frustrated with the industry's approach to 5G, which he contends is getting everything but the kitchen sink dumped into it.
Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs arm is driving more activity around cloud and software-defined networking (SDN) by opening a new "antenna" office located in Silicon Valley.
Android smartphones are more vulnerable to mobile malware attacks than handsets running other operating systems, Alcatel-Lucent said as it revealed a sharp rise in security threats to mobile devices
The WDM market is enjoying a continual growth wave, rising 10 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2014 to $2.6 billion as more service providers deploy 100G in long-haul network applications.
Telefonica is employing Alcatel-Lucent to help it build its 100G optical network serving the north-west, eastern and southern regions in Spain.
The importance of Wi-Fi to cable operators, mobile carriers and telcos is evidenced by the list of 14 companies joining the Wireless Broadband Alliance, whose mission includes enabling Wi-Fi interoperability and roaming. The group said the new members "have joined its efforts to unite the ecosystem and progress the development of carrier Wi-Fi throughout the world."
Cisco might still be the dominant router vendor in terms of units sold, but its influence appears to be slipping.