Nokia received antitrust approval from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce for its proposed $17.6 billion (€15.6 billion) purchase of Alcatel-Lucent, clearing one of the last major hurdles to the deal. The two vendors agreed to several conditions to win approval from Chinese regulators.
EPB has introduced a 10G FTTH service for residential customers in Chattanooga, Tenn., upping the competitive ante in the FTTH gigabit services trend.
Nokia's CEO Rajeev Suri said that its deal to acquire Alcatel-Lucent is progressing well, and that the most difficult integration will be the companies' individual wireless businesses. Suri, in an interview with The Times of India, also said that the combined company will offer a more comprehensive set of services than rival Ericsson.
BT is moving forward with its strategy to get ultra-fast broadband technology deployed in select parts of the United Kingdom in the near future. The carrier is working with Alcatel-Lucent on a consumer test of G.fast, a technology that can enable broadband speeds up to 330 Mbps over copper, in Gosforth, located in northeast England.
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Alcatel-Lucent will be responsible for the deployment of the LTE technology for the planned European Aviation Network, confirming previous reports that the vendor was working with Deutsche Telekom on the ground network for the hybrid LTE/satellite network.
Nokia has tasked Federico Guillén to head up its Fixed Networks division, a move that illustrates that the company is coming closer to completing its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.
Nokia unveiled a new leadership team and organisational structure for the company that will result from its planned merger with Alcatel-Lucent that is expected to be completed in the first half of 2016. Of the 13-person leadership team, 10 members will come from Nokia.
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri committed to utilising Alcatel-Lucent's French R&D facilities to develop technologies including 5G and small cells as part of a deal to secure the backing of France's government for the companies' planned merger.
Alcatel-Lucent said it had satisfied Italian operator TIM's need for ultra-broadband connectivity between two Sicilian islands by using its microwave radio platform.