Telco Systems formally launched its Open Edge Alliance for creating an ecosystem of best-in-breed software defined networking and distributed network functions virtualization solutions for the network edge.
Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes said the company has demonstrated its commitment to open innovation in the digital sector by partnering with Partech Shaker, the first research campus established by a venture capital company.
A total of 290 million LTE subscriptions were gained in 2014, equivalent to 140 per cent annual growth.
Facing mounting costs for pay-TV, a new TiVo study revealed that 1.5 million U.S. consumers are planning to break ties with their satellite or cable pay-TV provider by subscribing to an over the top (OTT) video service.
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg has seen the company revive itself and transform into a more software-focused vendor. And while Ericsson has been a leading vendor in deploying LTE networks, Vestberg wants to ensure that the company stays ahead of the pack when it comes to rolling out next-generation networks.
The founder of OneWeb, Greg Wyler, says he and his team have come up with a way to deliver broadband to rural and remote areas in a way that makes economic sense for mobile operators.
At last week's Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona, Spain, T-Mobile announced that it will deploy Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) in the 5 GHz unlicensed spectrum band in 2016. The operator, which is working with multiple vendors, also demonstrated LAA capabilities at the show with Nokia Networks. Sue Marek, editor in chief of FierceWireless, spoke with T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray and Ricky Corker, EVP of North American markets for Nokia Networks, about the growing momentum around LAA in the United States.
As expected and even discussed here on FierceWireless prior to Mobile World Congress, the annual mobile confab was ripe with 5G talk. Just about every major RAN vendor, with the exception of Alcatel-Lucent, had something labeled in its booth as 5G. This doesn't mean Alcatel-Lucent didn't have plenty to say on the subject during MWC.
Service providers' ongoing moves to upgrade existing copper and build out Greenfield fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services were a key contributor in broadband aggregation revenues, a sector that Infonetics Research said rose 9 percent in 2014 to $8.2 million.
BARCELONA, Spain--Intel and Qualcomm executives said the chipset giants have a role to play in enabling smart cities as both technology solution providers and advisers as municipalities connect more of their infrastructure and services.