TE Connectivity is looking to sell its telecom and data equipment business to CommScope in a deal that could fetch nearly $3 billion, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing people close to the two companies.
A forecast was recently published, predicting "100 million 5G subscribers by 2025." Give me a break. Come on people, 5G is not defined yet. We don't know what the use cases are. We don't know what kind of terminals will be used. We don't know if "subscribers" is a relevant metric for 5G. We don't have any standards for new technology, with only the first study items underway now.
Ericsson posted tepid sales in the fourth quarter and although the company's gross margin was higher than expected the Swedish vendor is facing continued weakness in North America, its largest market by revenue.
Ericsson's net income dropped by SEK1 billion (€106 million/$120 million) in 2014 despite the company successfully offsetting a drop in sales in North America with higher infrastructure equipment revenues from Europe, Middle East and Asia.
South Africa-based Vodacom selected Alcatel-Lucent as a key supplier for a new converged network that will ultimately support the provision of fixed and mobile services across South Africa
UAE-based mobile operator du claimed to have completed the first test of LTE Broadband Trunking in the Middle East, and said the trials of the technology will pave the way for "futuristic" connectivity services for enterprises and government departments.
While researchers in the U.S. are making strides in millimeter wave technologies, the European standards organization ETSI announced that its Industry Specifications Group on millimeter wave transmission held its first meeting and immediately started working on a set of five specifications.
The First Responder Network Authority formally launched the federal consultation process with a kick-off meeting in Washington, D.C., last week, with more than a dozen federal departments and agencies in attendance.
Infinera reported fourth-quarter 2014 revenues of $186 million, up from $173.6 million in the third quarter of 2014 and $139.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, due to ongoing customer wins of its DTN-X platform.
Nokia Networks agreed a research deal with South Korean operator SK Telecom that aims to deliver the first demonstrations of 5G technology using frequencies of 6.5 GHz and higher by 2018.