TDS Telecom has put the final touches on a broadband stimulus project near Au Train and Chatham in Michigan, bringing service to nearly 1,300 homes thanks to an $8.6 million United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) grant.
Saying the "new ownership structure unlocks new markets and growth opportunities," private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners and CoVant announced completion of their cash acquisition of LGS Innovations from Alcatel-Lucent.
Telekom Austria has completed a test of 400G between Zagreb in Croatia and Ljubljana in Slovenia using Alcatel-Lucent equipment over its existing fiber facilities.
The European Commission has dropped its threat to launch an investigation over alleged dumping by Chinese mobile equipment manufacturers, although the European Union's (EU) executive body said it still needs more time to determine if an investigation into illegal subsidies is required.
Service provider adoption of optical transport network (OTN) switching and transport equipment became a large growth engine for three of the largest optical vendors in 2013: Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena and Infinera, according to Infonetics Research.
In the telecoms market, pressure has been placed on France's mobile operators to "buy French", meaning largely "buy Alcatel-Lucent" kit. Now, the "French" card is also being played by Altice, which finds it has to play up its French credentials as it seeks to achieve a merger between SFR and Numericable.
Calix, Alcatel-Lucent and ADTRAN will continue to benefit from the U.S. Tier 3 service providers that are upgrading their existing copper plant to support VDSL2 or building out fiber to the home (FTTH), says Infonetics.
The wireless industry needs to quickly figure out how to enable 100 percent year-on-year growth, meaning the myriad solutions that might enable this rapid transformation must be assessed in real time, according to an Alcatel-Lucent executive.
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.