As wireless operators and their wholesale service partners continue to upgrade their wireless backhaul networks to support 4G LTE speeds and applications, it is providing a revenue benefit to the top edge router and switch vendors, according to Dell'Oro Group's Q2 2013 report. During the quarter, the Service Provider Edge Router and Switch market, particularly in the United States and China, grew 8 percent year-over-year.
Cisco may continue to enjoy the number-one spot in the router and switching market, but according to Infonetics' second-quarter 2013 "Service Provider Routers and Switches" report, it is facing strong competitors like Huawei.
Alcatel-Lucent appointed Jean Raby as its new CFO and chief legal officer as it continues to plow ahead with a fresh restructuring and turnaround plan in a bid to get back in the black.
Michel Combes, Alcatel-Lucent's new CEO, has made his latest mark on the company by naming Jean Raby as the vendor's chief financial and legal officer.
Alcatel-Lucent named former banker Jean Raby as its new CFO and chief legal officer starting Sept. 1, as the equipment manufacturer continues its turnaround under new CEO Michel Combes.
China Mobile has reportedly awarded initial contracts to equipment vendors worth around 20 billion yuan ($3.26 billion or €2.44 billion) for its TD-LTE network, with Huawei and ZTE securing around 50 per cent of the deal and three major European manufacturers sharing around 30 per cent.
Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent and ZTE continue to enjoy the top spots in the optical vendor domain as more service providers transition their core optical networks to 100G, according to a new Infonetics report.
Huawei and Ericsson lead their vendor peers in terms of capturing LTE network contracts, but the entire market is expected to continue growing amid a boom in LTE deployments worldwide, according to a new report from Informa Telecoms & Media.
Qualcomm's purchase of a small stake in infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent to help develop small cells for 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi networks will hopefully serve as a template for others. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combs said that he hopes to attract other technology investors to boost the company's research budget.
Alcatel-Lucent may still be working through the company's restructuring process set by new CEO Michel Combes, but the company's IP division sales continued to be the star performer in the vendor's portfolio, rising over 25 percent year-over-year to $827 million.