Alcatel-Lucent continues to wring more life out of dying copper infrastructure, this time claiming to have hit a new broadband speed record of 10 Gbps using traditional copper telephone lines and prototype technology in Bell Labs tests.
Alcatel-Lucent became the latest vendor to benefit from Vodafone's £7 billion (€8.79 billion/$11.97 billion) Project Spring network investment plan, after being picked as the operator's supplier of reference for LTE metro cells that come integrated with Wi-Fi.
Saudi Arabia-based Mobily has signed a $200 million (€146.5 million) vendor financing deal with the Canada export credit agency to allow the mobile operator to buy telecoms equipment from Alcatel-Lucent.
Alcatel-Lucent is investing €3 million ($4 million) in a French start-up company that specialises in the equipment manufacturer's core areas of LTE mobile networks and small cells, with a focus on mobile fronthaul to replace the physical link for mobile broadband networks.
Finnish police confirmed they are investigating reports that Nokia was blackmailed by hackers who threatened to expose the encryption code used in the company's now defunct Symbian operating system.
The European Commission (EC) agreed to a "landmark" 5G cooperation deal with South Korea early Monday, in a bid to define global standards for the next-generation technology and ensure radio frequency harmonisation.
Alcatel-Lucent appointed former Huawei executive Roberto Loiola as the new president and CEO of Alcatel-Lucent Italy--a role that also includes responsibility for Greece, Malta and Cyprus.
Alcatel-Lucent has launched a $1.4 billion offer in convertible bonds, which will be used to pay off the $1.75 billion on the company's senior secured credit facility in the U.S. as part of its Shift Plan.
The CEOs of Orange and Alcatel-Lucent continue to call for greater consolidation on the French market--a move they say would provide a more level playing field for the market's mobile operators.
Alcatel-Lucent notched up another deal for its IP technology by securing a contract to help resolve the backhaul requirements of the highly regarded Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo, which operates in one of the world's most advanced mobile communications markets.