Network Infrastructure

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Camouflaged tower companies look to modernize technology, adopt best practices

As wireless operators expand their existing 4G LTE networks by building out more macro cell sites and small cells, they continue to seek help from a community of companies like Stealth to conceal tower sites.

Bouygues Telecom sees higher profits and sales ahead

Bouygues Telecom remains in a bullish mood about its future as a standalone company, saying that higher sales and cost savings will help boost profitability in the longer term.

HERE moves to pilot LTE-based intelligent transport system

Nokia's HERE navigation business, said it is ready to press ahead with a pilot of a traffic information system based on existing LTE infrastructure, following the successful completion of a small-scale trial of the service.

Nokia executives will dominate following Alcatel-Lucent merger

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.

16 Gbps SAN remains a bright spot in soft fibre channel market

The overall SAN market may be softening on a year-over-year basis, but according to a new Dell'Oro Group report it's not having any effect on users purchasing fibre channel systems. The research firm said that shipments of 16 Gbps ports rose to over half of the overall market.

AT&T turned on 700 MHz interoperability feature in network, is selling Band 12-capable devices

AT&T Mobility said it continues to work with several smaller carriers, likely including T-Mobile US and U.S. Cellular, to create roaming between different 700 MHz band classes but is still encountering some hurdles. Nevertheless, in delivering a progress report on its 700 MHz interoperability efforts to the FCC, AT&T noted that it has turned on the feature in its network that lets its network operate simultaneously in both Band 12 and Band 17 and support devices in both band classes.

Facebook, Eutelsat to use AMOS-6 satellite to deliver Internet in Africa

Facebook is teaming up with European satellite operator Eutelsat Communications to leverage satellite technologies for getting more Africans online.

Vodafone UK launches scheme with local pubs to improve mobile coverage

Vodafone UK said it has launched a new pilot scheme in partnership with rural pubs organisation, Pub is The Hub, to provide rural community pubs with indoor mobile coverage for the first time.

UK asks to take over Three/O2 review, as Vestager cautions against 4 becoming 3

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) asked the European Commission to let it investigate CK Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefónica's O2 UK unit because it believes the deal will have the greatest impact on competition in the UK.

Gartner: Governments in MENA to spend $3.1B on mobile in 2015

Gartner said governments in the Middle East and North Africa will spend $3.1 billion (€2.75 billion) on mobile network services in 2015, with total telecoms spending to reach $4.7 billion.