Sprint will likely be helping to power a free Wi-Fi network for downtown Kansas City, Mo., as part of a smart cities project the city has developed in collaboration with network vendor Cisco Systems. The project is expected to cost around $15 million over the next decade.
América Móvil shareholders on Friday approved a plan to spin off the company's wireless tower assets into a new company called Telesites. The new firm will lease space on the 10,800 towers it controls to competitors of América Móvil, as most of the towers can support equipment from multiple carriers.
Service providers' continual hesitation about how to implement software-defined networking (SDN) into their networks continued to be a drag on the service provider router and switch market as 2014 total revenue remained flat at $14.6 billion.
Ericsson added a security element to its managed services offering, forging a deal with Intel Security it said will enable operators to mitigate future security risks for consumers and enterprises.
Is Nokia Networks' $16.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent all about becoming a 5G powerhouse? Some analysts believe that's the case.
Speculation over Ericsson's future strategy has intensified following Nokia's announcement this week that it plans to buy Alcatel-Lucent, with some saying the Sweden-based vendor will be forced to expand its fixed-line business.
Hutchison Whampoa is expanding its wholesale business with the launch of a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) to help new mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) launch services on its networks in Europe and Asia.
China's ZTE is claiming a 5G breakthrough with its new multi-user shared access (MUSA) technology, which the company said can triple overload capacity on wireless access networks.
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Nokia's $16.6 billion deal to acquire Alcatel-Lucent would bring together two large network vendors that have each gone through major mergers of their own that have been difficult, to say the least. Although the companies' leaders are defending the deal, some analysts are skeptical that the firms can pull off such a merger without major integration headaches.