Mike Murphy, chief technology officer for Nokia Networks' business in North America, recently talked with FierceWirelessTech Editor Monica Alleven about how he sees "5G" networks developing and being showcased, the role of Wi-Fi in carriers' networks, small cells and the disruptive nature of the open cloud environment. Hot Seat
Nokia expects sales and profits in its core Networks business to continue to grow. The company is also anticipating higher sales from its mapping and patent licensing units.
The U.S. Department of Justice is operating a program that sends out airplanes with equipment that mimics cell towers in an effort to track criminals and fugitives, but that also winds up scooping up identifying data about innocent Americans, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Nokia increased its 2015 operating profit goals for its Networks business, as it detailed a company-wide growth strategy and reaffirmed its commitment to restart dividend payments in the long term.
Ofcom's first research into mobile broadband performance since its 4G auction in 2013 shows LTE delivers much higher speeds than 3G, but there are considerable differences in performance between operators and cities.
Alcatel-Lucent won what it says is one of the first 450MHz network rollout deals in Scandinavia, agreeing a deal to deploy mobile broadband networks for AINMT Holdings.
Governments in the Middle East and North Africa will spend $12.2 billion (€9.7 billion) on IT products and services in 2014, an increase of 1.3 percent over 2013 revenue of $12 billion, according to Gartner. Telecom services, which include fixed and mobile telecom services, will be the largest overall spending category throughout the forecast period.
Radisys Corporation announced that Mahindra Comviva, a value-added service provider based in India, has selected Radisys' T-40 Series Ultra Platform to deliver services for a Tier 1 service provider customer in the Middle East.
Ericsson plans to cut costs by $1.21 billion by 2017 and will slash jobs as part of that effort, though the vendor did not say how many positions it will cut. The cost cuts are part of Ericsson's larger strategic transformation toward software, media and working with customers that are not telecommunications carriers.
Wave Broadband is jumping ahead of the competition with plans to offer broadband speeds up to 1 Gbps to Seattle neighborhoods starting in December.