As more wireless operators need more backhaul options to support higher speed LTE and the eventual migration to 5G, they are creating a sizeable market for the routing vendor community.
Alcatel-Lucent posted higher profit in the fourth quarter of 2014 and vowed to continue its march into profitability in 2015. However, like its larger peer Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent was stung in the fourth quarter by falling sales in North America, which is especially problematic since Alcatel-Lucent relies heavily on U.S. carriers for its overall sales.
Wind Telecomunicazioni (Wind) has entered into exclusive talks with Spanish tower company Abertis regarding the sale of more than half of the Italian operator's 11,000 mobile towers put on the table in 2014 by parent VimpelCom.
Alcatel-Lucent's Shift Plan restructuring program may have peaked in terms of its effectiveness to deliver cost savings an analyst warned, as the company revealed fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 earnings that were below consensus estimates.
Sprint will use carrier aggregation technology to combine TD-LTE and FDD-LTE transmission across all of its spectrum bands. Sprint disclosed its carrier aggregation plans and its overall network progress as part of its fourth-quarter earnings report.
NTT Communications is testing information sharing between smartphones and digital signage using technology based on the WebSocket and WebRTC protocols. The test, conducted at a shopping mall/resort in Chatancho, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, will continue until the end of February.
The nation's largest wireless carriers offered some insights into how they prepared for Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, as well as how much traffic they saw on their networks during the game.
Hispanic OTT viewers may represent a new potential opportunity for online advertisers. But despite initial efforts of online players like multichannel network MiTu, OTT Hispanic viewing options are still fragmented.
Calix reported that fourth-quarter 2014 revenues were $112 million, up 19 percent year-over-year, reaching the top end of its previously released guidance, but international revenues continued to trail behind the domestic market.
Cisco predicted that the Middle East and Africa will be the world's leading region in terms of mobile data traffic growth between 2014 and 2019, with traffic tipped to experience a 15.3-fold increase over the forecast period.