BARCELONA, Spain- Neelie Kroes, vice president of the European Commission's Digital Agenda, said there is more at stake in developing fifth generation (5G) technology than just meeting growing data traffic and demand for connectivity.
The time to innovate couldn't be any more pressing for the wireline telecom industry as traditional operators look to shut down 100-year-old TDM networks and transition to all-IP infrastructure. FierceTelecom profiles eight up-and-coming executives meeting the demands of a changing landscape.
Belgacom has unveiled a new VDSL2 vectoring service, offering speeds up to 70 Mbps, more than double the speed of its existing 30 Mbps VDSL2 service.
Network functions virtualization (NFV) will be all the rage at next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. To that end, both Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei are taking the opportunity to make cases for using their respective NFV solutions in mobile networks.
Swisscom is taking a page from the Google Fiber and AT&T's fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) playbook with plans to offer its own 1 Gbps service to 1 million households in Switzerland's metro area households.
A common digital interface between Alcatel-Lucent's mobile broadband network equipment and TE Connectivity's distributed antenna systems (DAS) is aimed at lowering costs for operators that need to add bandwidth in high-traffic locations such as sports stadiums and hotel complexes.
Alcatel-Lucent confirmed it is negotiating the sale of its enterprise business as it seeks to maintain progress in a streamlining programme that saw the company deliver its first quarterly profit in two years in the final three months of 2013.
Wireless backhaul growth is set to become a revenue haven for edge router vendors like Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Juniper Networks, according to a new Dell'Oro report.
Alcatel-Lucent's IP routing results were a bit of a mixed bag in the fourth quarter, declining 5.2 percent year-over-year to $754 million while segment sales grew 10.3 percent for the full year 2013.
Alcatel-Lucent posted its first quarterly net profit in two years in the fourth quarter of 2013, and said its turnaround under the "Shift" plan led by CEO Michel Combes is on target. In the fourth quarter the vendor's North American sales inched up and the company's overall margins widened.